“Teachers blaze the path to knowledge when they purposefully use data as a source for analyzing progress and proactively plan for improvement.”
Wellman & Lipton. (2004). Data Driven Dialogue.
School Improvement Planning: Nine Characteristics Of High Performing Schools Evaluate plan’s impact on student achievement Set and prioritize goals It is a Process Craft action plans Study and select research-based practices Assess readiness to benefit Collect sort and select data Build and analyze portfolio Implement and monitor plan
Digging Deeper- Theme Carousel: Math Across the Curriculum Needs, Goals == Research and Action Planning Theme -B Theme -C Other Data Sources: EES, WASL Analysis, Local Assessments, Demographics Basic Carousel Information informs SIP Plan Steps 6,7, & 8 and next year’s revisions School Performance Review Report Chronology for Planning and Implementation
Designed to give large groups (i.e. all staff, all certs, all certs+IA/ParaPros or greater “community stakeholders”) a broad view of information
Process 1: Carousel So, let’s say there are 4 tables for the 4 data groups… Staff are asked to look at the data and craft narratives They do this for about 20 minutes Then they move to the next table Repeat until all data has been reviewed Logistical Considerations: Who will be involved in the Carousel? What could you do to make it even more fun? A theme perhaps? Should staff be assigned tables? Snacks, meals and comfort of participants?
Pause and Reflect on what you saw and heard. What is running around in your head?
Adding relevance and meaning through multiple data sources
Some guided questions to use when thinking about Dr. Ken Jenkins UNC @Chapel Hill
Where are your widest achievement gaps?
How persistent have these gaps been?
Are there dramatic difference from one year to the next? What might explain the differences?
Are the gender difference worth noting?
Is there any relationship you can determine between the population of free and reduced price lunch students and general student achievement?
For High School, are there differences between major curriculum areas worth noting?
What are the bright spots contained within the data?
Has the team collected data from multiple indicators (i.e. student assessment, perception, demographic, school context)? Has the team determined what data should be included in the school’s portfolio? Has the team determined a process for allowing all stakeholders to analyze the data? Has the team determined how the data will be displayed? Collect, Sort and Select Data