CREC staff in the Division of Data Analysis, Research and Technology can deploy, train, host, and provide support for systems including PowerSchool, School Messenger, Munis, ProTraxx, Performance Tracker, and Naviance.
Student Learning Objectives Audit
CREC can assist districts in reviewing student learning objectives, to ensure they result in fair and valid evaluations of student performance and teacher efficacy.
Assessment Management Services
Staff work with educators to develop a framework for the collection and analysis of data through a variety of methods.
Technology Policy and Practice Development
To stay current with instructional best practices and in compliance with recent legislative changes, consider a policy audit from CREC's school and technology professionals.
Online Assessment Readiness
CREC has developed a set of consulting services to address critical needs in the areas of technology readiness, including district- and building-level infrastructure audits, student preparation, teacher and proctor supports, and digital assessment design.
Leadership & Organization
Services that focus on systemic planning for continuous improvement, the collection and analysis of data to measure achievement, and the communication of results to inform key stakeholders about current performance levels to maximize the opportunity for future learning.
Physical/Psychological Management Training (PMT)
PMT is a unique professional approach to the management of agitated and/or aggressive behavior. Its key concepts revolve first around prevention and second around management. Staff will be trained in how to prevent escalation of aggressive episodes.
Webinars, professional development, and peer education programs about topics affecting students' well-being.
The Soundbridge Academy is for students with hearing loss who need intensive support in order to improve their spoken language abilities and their academic achievement as a bridge toward post-secondary college and careers.
Connecticut Core Standards Workshops
Professional development workshops and coaching to assist districts with transitioning to the Connecticut Core Standards as the foundation for curriculum, assessment, rubrics, and instruction.
Educator Effectiveness and Professional Learning
A model evaluation system aligned to the CT Guidelines for Educator Evaluation (core requirements), adopted by the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council, to inform implementation of teacher/administrator evaluation and support systems.
Staffing Solutions: Substitute Teachers, Paraeducators, Nurses, and Custodians
CREC's staffing specialists recruit, train, support, and manage substitute personnel to help districts with time and cost-saving.
Van Transportation Services
Well-trained CREC van drivers, trained by a DMV certified safety instructor, are available to provide transportation in newer-model vans.
eesmarts: K-12 Energy Education
An energy efficiency and clean energy educational program designed to facilitate students' understanding of the science, math, and technology related to energy efficiency, clean energy sources, and electricity.
Energize Connecticut Center
An interactive facility that serves as a resource for promoting energy efficiency, featuring seminars, special events, and student tours - all geared toward teaching residents how to use energy wisely while keeping an eye on the environment.