Data Driven


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Data Driven

  1. 1. Melda N. Yildiz Using Computer Generated Data Analysis to Drive Classroom Instruction May 19, 2007
  2. 2. Vocabulary average of a 14-year-old dropped from 25,000 words in 1950s to only 10,000 words in 1999. <ul><li>“ Numbers.” Time Magazine 155, no 6 (Feb 14, 2000); 25 </li></ul>
  3. 6. Statistics <ul><li>In political Washington, Statistics are weapons of war . That’s why they get manipulated, massaged, and twisted until any connection to reality is strictly coincidental. </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Carlson </li></ul>
  4. 7. <ul><li> posted misleading graph showing poll results on Schiavo case </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 10. The Truth but not the Whole Truth
  6. 16. How can you use this data to guide instruction? <ul><li>Student data on a specific item can be valuable to teachers. Inferences based on the data can be used to guide classroom instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers might want to explore the following questions: </li></ul><ul><li>What core learning goal indicator is this item testing? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this indicator included in the curriculum in my local school system? </li></ul><ul><li>To what extent is this indicator being taught? </li></ul><ul><li>To what extent have I assessed this indicator? </li></ul><ul><li>How do the results of my classroom assessment correlate with the field test? </li></ul><ul><li>How familiar are the students with the rubric used to score performance (for constructed responses items only)? </li></ul><ul><li>What common errors do you see in the way students respond? </li></ul><ul><li>What do the distractors tell you about instructional needs? </li></ul>
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  8. 18. <ul><li>&quot;Data helps you make changes. And when you see data, it really puts [student achievement] right in your face.&quot; — Virginia Lawton, 6th-grade teacher in Wisconsin </li></ul>
  9. 19. <ul><li>Data-Driven Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>3D2Know: Data-Driven Decision Making CoSN launched the Data-driven Decision Making Initiative: Vision to Know and Do building upon its role in providing key K–12 school district managers with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective leadership. </li></ul>
  10. 21. Data Quality Campaign (DQC) <ul><li>A national, collaborative effort to encourage and support state policymakers to improve the collection, availability and use of high-quality education data and implement state longitudinal data systems to improve student achievement. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  11. 23. Buried Treasure: Developing a Management Guide From Mountains of School Data <ul><li>This report (in PDF format) provides a practical discussion of what is required to develop a school district &quot;management guide,&quot; along with an actual guide built on evidence-based indicators. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  12. 25. NCREL: School Improvement Through Data-Driven Decision Making <ul><li>Designed to give educators—and others involved in using data in a classroom, school, or district—a variety of places to find resources, tools, and action steps to foster school improvement. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
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  14. 29. Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program <ul><li>This website acts as a resource for grantee and non-grantee states regarding the grant program, and the development of longitudinal data systems in general. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  15. 31. Guide to Using Data in School Improvement Efforts <ul><li>A Compilation of Knowledge From Data Retreats and Data Use at Learning Point Associates </li></ul><ul><li>December 2004 by Learning Point Associates </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 33. More… <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>