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Seminar for Department Chairs, held at De La Salle High School, summer 2007.

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Data Talk Slides

  1. 1. Data-based Decision-making at the Department level
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Appeals for Advanced Placement Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Department budget analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of Quarter Grades </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>Investigating Counseling Department concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Common Exams analysis </li></ul>
  3. 3. Appeals for Advanced Placement courses
  4. 4. “ The Department Chair will supervise the setting of criteria and the selection of students for Honors coursework. The process begins with the formulation of criteria at the appropriate level meeting followed by full department discussion and vote. Procedures for applying for inclusion in honors courses will be published in the course catalog and conveyed to the students by their current social studies instructor. Criteria are reviewed annually. Students who fail to meet the criteria may appeal to the Department Chair for approval to enroll in the course .”
  5. 6. Department Budget Analysis
  6. 10. Analysis of Quarter Grades
  7. 15. Encouraging Professional Development
  8. 16. Fall, 2005
  9. 24. Fall, 2006
  10. 25. AP US
  11. 26. Investigating Counseling Department concerns
  12. 27. In-class Assignment Read the next section in the textbook and take notes using the provided guide questions. When you are finished, get the quiz from the front. You may use the notes you’ve just taken for the quiz.
  13. 28. Data was collected from 352 freshmen.
  14. 33. “ Eric, I read your SS minutes. I want to tell you that I really respect the fact that you did a quantitative study concerning the issue of stress with 9 th graders and how that might potentially apply to WH1. I respect it, and it kind of made me laugh. A PowerPoint presentation to boot!”
  15. 34. Common exams analysis
  16. 35. <ul><li>Every World History 1 student received the same Spring Final exam consisting of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>25 multiple-choice questions about the Spring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>50 multiple-choice questions about the Fall </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>35 geography items </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 thirty-point essay </li></ul></ul>
  17. 36. Three versions of the test; same layout; same format; same geographic features; same essay – all to minimize confounding variables.
  18. 40. Conclusion Data Reflection Collaboration (i.e. Work)
  19. 41. Contact Information <ul><li>Eric E Castro </li></ul><ul><li>Saint Ignatius College Preparatory </li></ul><ul><li>San Francisco, CA </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. To view a copy of this license, visit or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA. </li></ul>