School districts throughout the county are beginning to introduce the BrightBytes’ Clarity research platform and one has already completed its first round of data collection. 

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Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Nancy Kotowski, County Superintendent of Schools

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BrightBytes’ Clarity Arrives in Monterey County! 

MCOE BrightBytes Kickoff Meeting

School districts throughout the county are beginning to introduce the BrightBytes’ Clarity research platform and one has already completed its first round of data collection. Districts are implementing the Technology and Learning module to provide educational leaders with information leading to evidence-based, research-driven recommendations for allocating their technology resources for maximum impact. This allows districts to measure the progress of programs over time, utilize evidence in the preparation and maintenance of grants, and improve student achievement.  

The Clarity platform utilizes the CASE™ Framework to inform data gathering and analytical processes by examining access to technology, skills, and factors in the school environment. Data is aligned to four domains, each containing 3-8 success indicators, where research has shown a link to student outcomes. This translates to district stakeholders establishing a common understanding of technology use to improve student learning.  

For organizational leaders, it means turning discussion into action, improving student achievement, ensuring that decisions are made on evidence rather than intuition, and collecting information in support of their Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP) . Technologists can target spending where it is needed, write more effective technology plans, assess progress of technology in relation to student achievement, and have meaningful data for grant management. Curriculum specialists can target professional development where it is needed, write more effective professional development plans, measure skill progression, and better blend technology into the curriculum. 

Pacific Grove Unified School District has just finished their first data collection activity and will soon be using this information. Other districts that have begun to implement, or will be implementing in the fall, include North Monterey County USD and Salinas Elementary with several others actively engaged in bringing the program to their district. 

If you would like to know more about the BrightBytes platform and how your district or school can participate in this innovative program, please visit our BrightBytes page on this website!