District Teams

District leaders across the country face new challenges and pressures each day. They hold immense responsibility to prepare each student for a successful future that leads them to flourish as an active community member.

With community pressures and evolving priorities district leaders need the analysis and tools that allow them to respond strategically to changes not only year over year, but as staffing, enrollment, and student needs change.

Abl offers software that can navigate multiple inputs at once and turn scheduling, resource allocation, and academic programming into a strategic tool for transformation.

Districts that partner with Abl have:

  • Achieved a higher percentage of college and career-ready students
  • Reduced disparities in access to rigorous courses for all student groups
  • Uncovered opportunities to reallocate millions of dollars in savings for teacher raises, recruitment, or student support
  • Provided teachers with more planning and collaboration time to improve teaching and learning
  • Reduced instructional time discrepancies between schools and student groups, promoting more equitable conditions
  • Strategically scheduled to optimize time for student support and programming that meets the needs of modern students.

Partner with Abl today and experience firsthand the benefits of our innovative solutions.

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Districts gain the ability to analyze, visualize, and change the trajectory for postsecondary success by providing more equitable academic acceleration and career and college preparation.

Evidence based platform and services

Abl’s National Standard for measuring College Readiness is underpinned by the University of Chicago Consortium of School Research, while we leverage published research by R&L Education and design thinking as the foundation for our strategic services.

Resource allocation analysis

Get a glimpse at the financial impact of student attendance against student enrollment, as well as understanding how teacher allocations are impacting student access and the bottom line.

Educational opportunity analysis and leadership coaching

Understand and address differences in the student experience by examining policy, board, district, and school goals. Ensure your student pathways are effective in creating postsecondary ready students and closing achievement gaps. 

Instructional time analysis

Ensure there are equitable opportunities in instructional minutes for the same course across schools, and access to experienced teachers to support post secondary readiness.

Words from our clients

With the launch of our strategic plan, we were seeing gains in graduation rates and overall college readiness in our high schools. However, we knew we still had work to do to reach our goals. Abl’s analysis helped us see that many scholars were not having the rigorous, robust schedules and academic experiences they needed to open every possible door after high school. Not only that, but our scheduling practices were also resulting in a financial hit to our district.
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Tammy Campbell
The Leading Through the Master Schedule process and partnership was transformational for our district in looking at how to approach master scheduling as a tool for expanding access and opportunity to college and career readiness for all students.
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Leslee shepherd
Executive Director, Student Achievement
Partnering with ABL allowed [our] administrators to do away with spreadsheets and stacks of paper — and more easily create academic pathways aligned with our core values of equity and opportunity.
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cheryl hibbeln
Executive Director, School Innovation and Integrated Youth Services
The ABL team brought institutional knowledge of national best practices in scheduling to our strategic planning efforts, which was a serious value add. Because they know how other districts across the country are scheduling, the realm of possibilities was much broader than if we just considered what was happening in other parts of Iowa. Their expertise expanded our tool box as we considered how to provide the best, and most equitable, education for all students in our district.
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Executive Director, Teaching and Learning
We have been able to efficiently work through scheduling conflicts so students can complete their core classes while also taking advantage of other enriching, future-shaping opportunities. With a better schedule, we’ve been able to increase enrollment in important career and technical education courses by 25 percent this year.
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Patrick Kelly
Lead Scheduler
Abl allows me to dig into the number of conflicts and who the kids are. I have more knowledge and information when I’m building the schedule rather than waiting for the end to have some conversations.
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marc heiser
Assistant Principal
Abl knows us better than we know ourselves, but shared it in a way that was informative, enlightening and sparked critical thinking without any shame.
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justin birmingham
Director of College, Career, and Technical Education
It’s time to embrace not only the potential but the essential role of operations in furthering the pursuit of educational equity. When overlooked or underestimated, school-level processes can inhibit access to rigorous, high-quality teaching and learning. But when harnessed correctly with equity at the core, school operations have the power to improve every student’s experience—and to catalyze all other efforts to enhance pedagogy, rigor, and engagement.
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Diane Conti
Assistant Principal