The finalists for the 6th Annual Leonard Miller Principal Leadership Award, hosted by the Council for Educational Change, were announced on October 31st, 2008. Two of the three finalists actively use Etraffic's Student Performance SnapShot data analysis tool to help raise student achievement levels.
The finalists were chosen from state-wide applicants in Florida who demonstrated extraordinary leadership in a Council program(s) in these three criteria: raised student achievement; empowered staff leadership; and formed meaningful partnerships.
Dr. Rosann Sidener from Miami-Dade Public Schools raised Miami Beach High's school grade from a D to a B. Terry Strong, Winston EL, Polk County Schools raised the school grade from C to B to A, with 81% of the student population on free and reduced lunch programs.  Both utilize the SnapShot data analysis tool.
"The impact that data analysis has on student improvement is profound, as evidenced by the success of these two finalist Principals," says John Juricic, partner with Etraffic Solutions. "SnapShot gets valuable information to educators quickly so that they can concentrate on what they do best: teaching. A teacher's work with their students is what really counts. By making it easier for administrators and teachers to comprehend student achievement data, we hope to make their job easier and to positively impact student performance at their school."
SnapShot takes key data that schools collect on their students, such as test scores and demographics, analyses it, and presents it in an easy to comprehend format. By simplifying data analysis, teachers and administrators are able to make the best use of their time and maximize their impact on student performance and school improvement.
"Etraffic would like to congratulate all of the finalists and wish them the best of luck on November 19th when the winner will be announced." says Juricic.
The Award was initiated in 2002 to honour Leonard Miller's legacy. He was Chair of the Florida Annenberg Challenge, Council founder, noted philanthropist and founder of Lennar Corp. Based on the results of the Challenge evaluation, Principal leadership was identified as the catalyst to increase student achievement and it is the basis of the Council's work and the Award.
About the Council for Educational Change
The Council is a state-wide 501(C)(3) educational improvement organization, successor to the $100 million South Florida Annenberg Challenge Initiative. Its mission is Leading the Way to Better Education–developing business and education partnerships; preparing and empowering school leaders; and using lessons learned through research to address critical education issues.
About Etraffic Solutions Inc.
Etraffic Solutions is one of North America's leading e-learning solutions providers, providing products and services to the education industry and a variety of corporate clients. Delivering education and training materials on virtually any platform and in any format, Etraffic Solutions has proven expertise at delivering online and print learning in a variety of languages localized to specific cultures.
For more information on Student Performance SnapShot visit the website at or contact:
Robert Bailey
1 866 658 8238 ext. 33