Using Data to Close the Achievement Gap

Ruth S. Johnson is an expert in the concrete ways schools can close the achievement gap. Dr. Johnson is a Professor of Education Administration at California State University, Los Angeles and is currently researching processes related to changing the academic culture of urban schools.

Before becoming a member of the faculty at California State University, Los Angeles, Dr. Johnson served in many positions at the K-12 levels. She has been a classroom teacher, instructional consultant, director of elementary education, an analyst, an assistant superintendent of schools in the areas of curriculum and business, and a superintendent of schools. In addition, she directed the Southern California Office of the Achievement Council, a nonprofit public interest organization whose mission is to examine outcomes for urban and low-income students and to help schools build internal capacity. Dr. Johnson has also directed a teacher initiative for the Los Angeles Annenberg Metropolitan Project.

Dr. Johnson has authored several books and serves as a consultant for districts across the United States. She received her Ed.D. in Educational Theory from Rutgers University.

Through our products featuring Dr. Ruth S. Johnson your system will:

  • Learn how to use data to identify and address achievement gaps in your schools.
  • Create the desire within educators to change through the careful study of many types of data.
  • See how data plays a critical role in the reform process by empowering teachers to reach every student.
  • Discover how to build leadership and data teams.
  • Recognize how dialogue regarding data and equity will help educators buy into the need to change.
  • Observe real educators examining data outcomes and learn about specific indicators beyond test scores that reveal student achievement.
  • Learn how to use data to identify and address achievement gaps in your schools.
  • Create the desire within educators to change through the careful study of many types of data.
  • See how data plays a critical role in the reform process