ERS tools help you restructure resources — people, time and money — to improve student performance. Created from ERS’ work with districts across the country, these tools help identify opportunities and guide urban leaders in transforming school systems.
Resource Check helps you assess your district’s current resource use.
Based on ERS’ seven transformational strategies, complete this to quickly see how your current resource decisions align with your goals for improving student achievement. Answer all the questions, and your results will show you opportunities for more effective resource choices, then use Hold’em or DREAM to dig deeper.
DREAM lets you explore new resource options.
Adjust your district’s key cost levers and instantly see how these changes impact your budget and other measures. DREAM provides recommendations based on ERS’ extensive district experience and database. Consider using Resource Check first to guide your exploration.
School Budget Hold’em helps you change the budget conversation.
School Budget Hold’em is more than a game. It’s an interactive exploration of the thoughtful trade-offs school administrators must make in these challenging budget times. Each card offers an opportunity to invest or save. Select your budget target and then build your winning hand.