Data Culture

 Protocols. Teamwork. Assessment.

Data Culture

Protocols. Teamwork. Assessment.

Diving Into Data

Informing Instruction With data

It’s not about more data; it’s about the right data and how it’s used. We help school districts establish clear protocols to leverage data of all types. By using multiple-points of data and looking at trends, educators develop more accurate, holistic snapshots of student learning and can pursue measurable goals.

Diving Into Data

Informing Instruction With Data

It’s not about more data; it’s about the right data and how it’s used. We help school districts establish clear protocols to leverage data of all types. By using multiple-points of data and looking at trends, educators develop more accurate, holistic snapshots of student learning and can pursue measurable goals.

5 Phases of Data Driven Dialogue

This 5-step process outlines the essential components of an effective data dive. Looking closely at student assessment data helps educators provide more targeted instruction.

Predict the Data

Identify past experiences, preconceived ideas, and assumptions

1) What are your starting assumptions?

2) What do you predict the data will show?

3) What are some of your questions?

4) What do you hope to learn from this data?

Observe the Data

State what you observe without reaching conclusions or giving recommendations

1) Focus on the facts.

2) Take note of important points.

3) Look for patterns or trends.

4) Notice surprising or unexpected data.

5) Identify items to explore further.

Interpret Data & Make Inferences

Look for relationships, cause/effect & inferences

1) Draw supportable inferences.

2) Generate possible explanations.

3) Ask further questions.

4) Find data needed to verify explanations.

5) Share what you can infer from the data regarding the impact on student learning.

Consider Implications for Practice

What works, what’s missing, and what needs to change for your teaching practice

1) Name issues that have been raised about school-wide & classroom practices.

2) Identify the first step to increase student success in this area.

3) Decide where you think you should go from here.

4) Outline the next steps this group should take.

5) Consider if there is other data or material you should look at.

Reflect on the Process

State what you observe without reaching conclusions or giving recommendations
1) Did the protocol help you meet your desired goals?

2) What went well? What could be improved?

3) What new learnings do you have?

4) What changed in your thinking?

5) What will you do with this information to improve your practice?

5 Phases of Data Driven Dialogue

This 5-step process outlines the essential components of an effective data dive. Looking closely at student assessment data helps educators provide more targeted instruction.

Predict the Data

Identify past experiences, preconceived ideas, and assumptions

1) What are your starting assumptions?

2) What do you predict the data will show?

3) What are some of your questions?

4) What do you hope to learn from this data?

Observe the Data

State what you observe without reaching conclusions or giving recommendations

1) Focus on the facts.

2) Take note of important points.

3) Look for patterns or trends.

4) Notice surprising or unexpected data.

5) Identify items to explore further.

Interpret Data & Make Inferences

Look for relationships, cause/effect, & inferences

1) Make supportable inferences.

2) Generate possible explanations.

3) Ask further questions.

4) Find data needed to verify explanations.

5) Share what you can infer from the data regarding the impact on student learning.

Consider Implications for Practice

Note what works, what’s missing, and what needs to change for your teaching practice

1) Name issues that have been raised about school-wide & classroom practices.

2) Identify the first step to increase student success in this area.

3) Decide where you think you should go from here.

4) Outline the next steps this group should take.

5) Consider if there is other data or material you should look at.

Reflect on the Process

Review process, learn for next time, plan for future efforts

1) Did the protocol help you meet your desired goals?

2) What went well? What could be improved?

3) What new learnings do you have?

4) What changed in your thinking?

5) What will you do with this information to improve your practice?

Building Data Teams

Cultivating collaboration and efficacy

The amount of data can be overwhelming. So, we help educators work together to bring key data into focus. Clear, meaningful data, looked at in teams, helps ensure that what is taught is actually learned and what is essential is prioritized.

“There is nothing more fulfilling than that ‘ah-ha’ moment when a team arrives at a new truth that challenges their initial hypothesis.”

— Karen Matso, Director of Professional Development

Creating Professional Learning Communities

Maximizes data, so teachers can quickly gain a picture of student learning, identify gaps in that learning, and strategize about how to address them.

Designing Data Displays

Organizes data visually, so teams can understand the data and gain the most useful information within the limited time educators have in their day.

Articulating District Mission, Protocols, and Team Structures

Supports productive teamwork in the classroom or on the district level by establishing clear goals, processes, and structures.

Collecting and Leveraging Data to Support Equity

Enables fair and comprehensive data collection and analysis to ensure that all students have equitable access to educational opportunities.

 

Teachers can get siloed in their own classrooms. But research shows that students benefit when more than one teacher looks at their work and assessment data. We help teachers collaborate productively by guiding them through the 6 elements of successful teamwork.
Teachers can get siloed in their own classrooms. But research shows that students benefit when more than one teacher looks at their work and assessment data. We help teachers collaborate productively by guiding them through the 6 elements of successful teamwork.

Developing Balanced Assessments

Focusing on essential data

Designing Local Common Assessments based on standards enables educators to more effectively monitor student progress and assess student learning.

Developing Balanced Assessments

Focusing on essential data

Designing Local Common Assessments based on standards enables educators to more effectively monitor student progress and assess student learning.
Facilitating Assessment Inventories helps schools evaluate if, how, and why assessments deliver high-quality data that is useful to students, teachers, administrators, and state teams for improving teaching and learning.

Designing Local Common Assessments enables educators to more effectively monitor student progress and assess student learning using classroom formative to performance assessments.

Facilitating Assessment Inventories create a clear picture to evaluate if, how, and why assessments deliver high-quality data that is useful to students, teachers, administrators, and state teams for improving teaching and learning.
Designing Local Common Assessments enable educators to more effectively monitor student progress and assess student learning using classroom formative to performance assessments.

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