Our Mission Help Schools & Districts Move Every Student As Far As They Can As Fast As They Can
Our Services Vision We emphasize authentic performance improvement practices for districts, schools, teachers, and students. When their improvement priorities work in harmony, all educators will move every student to the fullest of his/her potential.
Frank deangelis Frank DeAngelis
Principal, Columbine High School
On: Peer Observation
Time-In-Learning provided our teachers with the insight and expertise needed to transform our instructional practices in order to meet the changing needs of all our students.
A Teacher's Peer Observation Experience
A Student's Opinion of Precision Prep
What One Student Liked About Precision Prep

Diagnostic Review Evidence

Cesar Chavez Academy

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UIP Development Workshops

We Tailor The Process To School Circumstances

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Implementing The Ideas of Teachers

Student Performance Monitoring

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Subject Matter Workshops

PLC Workshop for Central Elementary

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Diagnostic Review Evidence

Rose Hill Elementary

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Services and Capabilities

Diagnostic Review & Improvement Planning

We specialize in district/school performance diagnostics and improvement planning. Our diagnostic reviews are performed relative to established standards such as Colorado's Standards & Indicators for Continuous School Improvement or District Readiness Criteria to Support School Turnaround. We employ tools that facilitate the analysis of our findings and illuminate potential root causes. Our diagnostics inform the performance improvement planning process and introduce the continuous cycle of measurement, analysis, and incremental improvement.


Elevating Innovative Ideas Of Teachers

Our technology platform allows us to quickly create functioning prototypes needed to support and validate teacher-inspired improvement initiatives. We have helped move a number of pilot projects conceived by teachers beyond the confines of their school. One idea was to "make classroom observations truly developmental, rather than evaluative." Another was to "use data to help teachers become authentic standards-based assessors of student progress." The latter was particularly successful and triggered the launch of Precision Prep . Results of our work with teachers were presented at the 2013 National Learning Forward Conference. The unique perspectives of those who work directly with students every day hold the keys to unlocking sustainable improvement in our schools. If you're an educator with a dream for your students, we want to help make it real. If you're an education leader who would like to learn more about these innovative methods, please contact us.

Testimony: What One Student Liked About Precision Prep
Testimony: A Student's Opinion of Precision Prep

Classroom Observation

Because the classroom is where student academic growth is impacted the most, we believe that authentic continuous improvement disciplines must be embedded in every classroom.

Properly designed classroom observation practices yield data that teachers embrace as valid professional development indicators. The data are objective, research/standards based, organized for analysis, and immediately actionable by the teacher.

Precision's observation approach focuses on how time is utilized in the classroom. Our methods quantify, and paint a picture of, the teacher's use of research-based strategies, and organizes the data in a way to support both teacher-level and school-level improvement planning. We work with each school to implement a sustainable observation process that teachers embrace. Our innovative approach to classroom observation was presented at the 2013 National Learning Forward Conference and recognized by the Colorado Education Association because it was devised with and for teachers.

View: Sample Observation Output
View: School-Level Improvement Analysis
Please Read School Principal's Experience
 A Teacher's Peer Observation Experience

School Scheduling - It's About Time
Few structures effect the learning time of every student more than their school's schedule. Yet, too often, these are dictated by needs of adults, rather than a student-centered performance improvement plan. Scheduling is an area of focus for Precision because every school's capacity to achieve its student performance goals is determined, in great part, by how school time is allocated in relation to those goals.

View: Example of a Priority-driven School Schedule

Advisory Services & Workshops
Performance improvement goals almost always present new challenges. And sometimes these challenges lie in areas unfamiliar to the educational team responsible for achieving the goals. Sometimes the team understands "what" their destination is, but needs help developing the roadmap that will get them there. Precision is a network of experienced educators and facilitators who can help develop the plans, or facilitate workshops, in areas such as Shared Leadership, Cultural Responsiveness, Tiered Intervention, SPED, UIP development and others.