2012-2014 District Administration Top 100 Products Award
|2014 EdTech Digest
Cool Tools Award Finalist
|2014-15 eSchool News
Readers' Choice Award
School districts using the Performance Matters assessment and data management tools move beyond the place of just collecting data, focusing instead on using the information to impact students as well as improve the assessment process.
Mr. Dillaha co-founded the Company in 2003 and is responsible for company sales, business operations and strategy. He began Performance Matters by securing a developmental partnership with our first customer. As the Company’s products developed over the first 18 months of operations, Mr. Dillaha was able to grow the business in a highly competitive market at a time when SaaS was a new concept. Under his leadership, the Company has established a culture of technical innovation and a passion for education. Mr. Dillaha received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Central Florida.
Mr. Waters co-founded the Company in 2003 and is the principal architect of all the Performance Matters’ product solutions. James is responsible for the development of the product road map, as well as leadership of all the Company's technical operations. Prior to co-founding Performance Matters, James focused most of his career in the Business Intelligence arena working as a consultant and sales engineer marrying complex business requirements with technical realities specific to the K-12 market. Mr. Waters received his Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of West Florida.
Ms. Wieland joined the Company in 2010 and has been a catalyst for the sustained rapid growth of the company. Amy's experience with enterprise platforms and her elite accomplishments as an educator throughout her career provide a unique set of talents to support customers throughout the country. Her career has contained numerous honors including multiple Teacher of the Year Awards, Authentic Assessment Multi Media Award, Pearson's Cross Divisional Communications Award and President's Award both at Pearson and McGraw Hill. Ms. Wieland holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education from the University of South Florida.
Mr. Coniglio joined Performance Matters in 2007 and is responsible for leading the Support and Database Administration Teams. He led the Development Team and managed the transition from the first to second generation of the ADMS product and the migration to the current online support system. Prior to joining Performance Matters, he worked in operating and technology roles for 15 years for companies such as Wallace and Associates, a tax credit company, and Solutions Builders, an Atlanta based consulting firm. Mr. Coniglio holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Oswego.
Winter Park, Fla. — Nov. 16, 2015 — K-12 districts and schools are constantly searching for new ways to save teachers time while improving the quality of day-to-day instruction. Thanks to a new partnership between Performance Matters and GradeCam, teachers now have a new way to efficiently access, analyze and act on assessment data to positively impact students’ academic performance.
Winter Park, Fla. — September 30, 2015 — In many states, a majority of teachers — for at least part of the instructional day — teach subjects that are not assessed by state tests. To measure a teacher’s impact on student learning in these non-tested subjects, Georgia school systems must implement Student Learning Objectives (SLOs), an effective approach but one that can be complicated and labor-intensive.
Winter Park, Fla. — August 31, 2015 — In K-12 education, assessment data has become such an invaluable part of the educational process that most states now require teacher evaluations to be based, in large part, on student achievement data. States routinely mandate tests in math and English language arts, but what about the myriad subjects that aren’t tested by the states? What assessments will schools use to evaluate those teachers? How will the assessments be implemented? Will they be able to quickly and accurately analyze the data? Will they be able to afford it all?
Winter Park, Fla. — April 30, 2015 — In Florida, all schools that include grades 6, 7 or 8 are now required to implement an early warning system to identify students who need additional support to improve academic performance and stay engaged in school. The early warning system must include the following indicators: attendance below 90 percent, suspensions, and course failure or a Level 1 score on state tests in English language arts or mathematics. When a student exhibits two or more of these early warning indicators, a school-based team must convene to determine appropriate intervention strategies.
Winter Park, Fla. — April 8, 2015 — In Florida, all graded courses must now have an end-of-course (EOC) test. For those that don’t have a state EOC assessment, school districts have been tasked with developing their own local assessments. To meet the new requirements, the North East Florida Educational Consortium (NEFEC) has partnered with Performance Matters to give educators the ability to “crowdsource” assessment creation across multiple districts using the Unify assessment platform.
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