Nenahnezad Community School
a New Mexico school uses data to turn around school performance and accelerate growth for every child
When he started at Nenahnezad in 2007, Principal Dean Cunningham recalls, "We were the lowest performing elementary school on all of Navajo. On the NWEA test we gave that fall we had one child that was benchmark....That was unacceptable."
Cunningham began building a data-driven culture at Nenahnezad. He sent key staff members to the NWEA summer conference to learn about using MAP data, and brought NWEA Professional Development experts to New Mexico for intensive teacher training.