Improvement Cycle

Recommended Practice: Make data a part of an ongoing cycle of instructional improvement.

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Making Data Part of an Ongoing Cycle of Instructional Improvement

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As part of a coherent approach to using data for instructional improvement, teachers can use a cycle of instructional improvement. This cycle begins with collecting and preparing data using results...

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Overview

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What Do You See in These Data?

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Dr. City suggests that teachers work collaboratively as they learn to use data efficiently in a cycle of instructional improvement. Dr. City offers examples of examining the data, developing...

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Expert Interview

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Prepare, Inquire, Act

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Dr. Elizabeth City discusses how teachers can enact a three-step “Prepare, Inquire, Act” cycle of instructional improvement. Dr. City encourages teachers to work through this cycle testing...

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Expert Interview

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Helping Struggling Students by Using the SAT Process

Data for Instruction > Improvement Cycle > See How It Works

Hear a principal describe how staff work to remove barriers to student learning through its Student Assistance Team (SAT) process. Teachers are able to intervene quickly and support struggling...

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School Example

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Supporting Data Use Through Teacher Collaboration Time (Part 2)

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Watch three teachers model a teacher collaboration session where they use data to make instructional decisions. Access the Using Data to Drive Action and the Collaborative Assessment Conference...

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School Example

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Supporting Data Use Through Teacher Collaboration Time (Part 1)

Data for Instruction > Improvement Cycle > See How It Works

Listen to a teacher describe the ways that teachers use data to guide their discussions and make school decisions. Refer to the Consultancy Practices and Standards in Practice Steps sample...

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School Example

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Start With the Data

Data for Instruction > Improvement Cycle > See How It Works

Listen to the science skills specialist at a middle school describe how she supports teachers in their use of data. The teachers start with the data to determine their students’ areas of strength...

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School Example

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Intervening Early Using Data From Multiple Assessments

Data for Instruction > Improvement Cycle > See How It Works

Listen to the curriculum skills specialist describe various assessment tools used by the staff to gather student data and identify their strengths and deficits. The sample material, Classroom...

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School Example

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Using the Three-Week Assessment Cycle

Data for Instruction > Improvement Cycle > See How It Works

Listen to a testing coordinator and teacher talk about their perspectives on the three-week assessment cycle. Administration uses the testing cycle to assess teachers and students on a building and...

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School Example

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Teacher Scorecard

Data for Instruction > Improvement Cycle > See How It Works

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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Sample Material

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Instructional Integrity Checklist

Data for Instruction > Improvement Cycle > See How It Works

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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Sample Material

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Student Assistance Team (SAT) Referral Form

Data for Instruction > Improvement Cycle > See How It Works

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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Sample Material

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