You can take part in the Benchmark, now called the Learning Health Check, by visiting: https://emeraldworks.com/research/learning-health-check
The academic paper Ross referenced, on the impact of visualised performance data on learner motivation, was: D., Dawson, S., Siemens, G. 2015 .Let's not forget: Learning analytics are about learning. TechTrends, vol 59, no. 1, pp. 64. It's available at: www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/files/19113410/techtrends2015.pdf
And-for more on Working Out Loud circles, see: workingoutloud.com/circle-guides.