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    Impact Student
    Achievement Through
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    Identifying Impactful Teachers Has Never Been More Important

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    Save Time by Prioritizing the Best Candidates

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    Ensure Your Hiring Practices Are Aligned with Student Achievement

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    Paragon K12 was designed to complement your current hiring processes making integration nearly effortless

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Paragon K12 is a teacher selection instrument designed to help districts hire teachers that will have a true positive impact on student success.

Using predictive modeling, Paragon K12 ranks applicants according to their statistical likelihood to positively impact student outcomes, while providing complementary information on each candidate that a hiring manager can use to assess cultural fit and inform in person interviews. Hiring managers can gain broad insight through dashboards & reports, or drill into a specific candidate for greater detail.

Why It Matters

Effectively Selecting New Teachers Is Critical…

Commitment to your Students

makes you strive to find the best teachers for them.

Race to the Top

is driving accountability around student achievement.

Current Approaches Are Hard To Implement…

Behavioral Interviews

are time-consuming and make it difficult to “peer under the hood” to assess true competency.

Existing Screening Tools

are not tied to student achievement. Interviewer skill and hiring process can vary across a district, making equitable distribution of great teachers difficult.

Our Difference

Quickly Identifies
The Best and Brightest

By measuring candidates’ propensity to impact student achievement gains, hiring managers are provided the information they need to hire more effective educators.

Reduces Time and Cost-To-Hire

Paragon K12 accelerates the hiring process by helping hiring managers prioritize candidates. Organized rankings of applicants allows for prioritizing interviews.

Person-Organization Fit

Paragon K12 enables hiring managers to make decisions regarding organizational fit at a school level through analysis of applicants’ attributes, work style and multicultural competency.

Backed by

Paragon K12 was developed by Hanover Research in collaboration with district administrators frustrated with first-generation screening technologies.

How It Works

Paragon K12 uses a framework to assess teacher quality that is the culmination of a large scale meta-analysis which includes hundreds of thousands of data points. Within this schema, teacher inputs and teaching processes interact to produce teacher impact, defined as student achievement.

Paragon K12 measures a comprehensive set of variables with the recognition that each variable and variable combination impact student achievement differently.

The system’s model bases resulting scores accordingly on the interplay between these variables.

Integration With Your Current Process

Paragon K12 is offered as web-based Software-as-a-Service with a user interface that can be learned in minutes. Paragon K12’s back end does the heavy lifting for the district by administering and scoring applicants’ assessments, and then adding them to a comparison group for easy prioritization by the district.

Paragon K12 enhances the power of a traditional hiring process by adding an initial screening phase.

The Paragon Process

  • Candidates Apply

  • Paragon K12 identifies the candidates most likely to impact student achievement

  • Applicants are invited to and participate in Interviews

  • Teachers participate in a practical component

  • District makes hiring decision

When a candidate applies, the applicant is sent the Paragon K12 Assessment, which they access and complete online. After the assessment is complete, the results are automatically tabulated and displayed within the cloud-based Paragon K12 system for hiring managers at the district to view.

Hiring managers will be able to view the candidates for a given position ranked according to their propensity to impact student learning, and will be able to drill down to view individual reports for each candidate that documents the breakdown of their scores, and provides an additional layer of analysis for use during in-person interviews.

The resulting process introduces a cascade effect, freeing hiring managers to maximize the impact of their interviews and practical components. Because the quality of an applicant pool is already defined by the time a district conducts in-person interviews, Paragon K12 provides an easy ranking system that allows hiring managers to prioritize who they are inviting to in-person interviews based on the applicants’ statistical propensity to impact student achievement.

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