Make data a part of an ongoing cycle of instructional improvement

To help all students achieve, teachers need to systematically and routinely use data to guide instructional decisions and meet students’ learning needs. Data use is an ongoing cycle of collecting multiple data sources, interpreting data to formulate hypotheses about strategies to raise student achievement, and implementing instructional changes to test hypotheses. To continue the cycle of instructional improvement, teachers can restart the process by collecting and interpreting new student performance data and testing new hypotheses with modified instruction. Collaboration among teachers in each step of the data-based inquiry process can maximize the benefits of data use by helping teachers share effective practices, adopt collective expectations for students’ performance, gain a deeper understanding of students’ needs, and develop effective strategies to better serve students.

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Planning to Use Data for Instructional Improvement: District and State Levels

This tool provides a guide to planning the cycle of instructional improvement. It can help a leader evaluate existing procedures and see where improvements are needed. The tool also provides...

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04/24/2014
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Self-Assessment: Can You Complete the Cycle of Instructional Improvement?

Schools may complete some but not all of the steps within the cycle of instructional improvement. This self-assessment tool is designed to help state, district, and school leaders assess their...

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04/24/2014
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Learning Together: Making Data Part of a Cycle of Instructional Improvement

School staff may not always be familiar with all the steps involved in the cycle of instructional improvement. Professional development and technical assistance providers and district and state...

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04/24/2014
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Teacher Scorecard

Thompson Elementary School (TX) Teachers at one elementary school use this scorecard to track their students' performance data for each six-week period. They analyze the information...

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04/23/2014
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Instructional Integrity Checklist

Staff members at one elementary school use this checklist to record and to monitor progress of interventions that are in place for students. Helping Struggling Students by Using the SAT Process...

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04/23/2014
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Student Assistance Team (SAT) Referral Form

Teachers at one elementary school complete this sample material to refer students to the school's Student Assistance Team (SAT). The audio interview, Helping Struggling Students by Using the SAT...

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04/23/2014
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Collaborative Assessment Conference Protocol

This document provides each of the steps involved in carrying out a collaborative assessment conference. Watch teachers model collaboration conferences in Supporting Data Use Through Teacher...

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04/23/2014
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Using Data to Drive Action

These documents provide an outline for teacher collaboration teams for using data to inform decision making. Teachers model collaborative data use in Supporting Data Use Through Teacher...

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04/23/2014
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Standards in Practice Steps

Teachers follow these steps for working in groups to develop rubrics for evaluating student work. Watch a teacher discuss the process of implementing collaboration around student work in Supporting...

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04/23/2014
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Consultancy Practices

These practices guide consultancy sessions, where one teacher presents data on student progress to receive feedback from peer teachers. Hear a teacher describe the consultancy, as well as other...

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04/23/2014
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Classroom Walkthrough Notepad

The administrative team at one elementary school conducts classroom walkthroughs every six weeks to observe instruction. The team examines this instructional data alongside achievement data to...

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04/23/2014
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English Class Data Reflection Sheet

High school English teachers use this data reflection sheet after each six-week unit assessment cycle. The audio interview, Using the Three-Week Assessment Cycle, explains the assessment cycle used...

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04/23/2014
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