Provide supports that foster a data-driven culture within the school.

To establish a culture of data use and help teachers make instructional decisions supported by student achievement data, schools and districts need to provide a range of supports. Schools and districts can encourage effective and consistent data use through investments in leadership and professional development and structured time for collaboration on data use. Providing leadership through data facilitators or other instructional leaders and ongoing professional development helps teachers, principals, and other school staff obtain a thorough understanding of their roles and responsibilities in using data and gain knowledge and skills to use data appropriately. Leadership, professional development, and time for collaboration do not establish the culture of data use; rather, they provide the supports needed to build a culture that fosters data use to guide instructional decision making.

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Professional Development Assessment Tool

District and school leaders can use this tool to conduct an assessment of the professional development provided to staff for data use. Based on the results of this assessment and through additional...

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04/24/2014
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Data Facilitator/Coach: Activity Log

Data facilitators/coaches or other professionals that provide support for teachers in using data can use this tool to log their daily activities. By tracking daily and/or weekly activities, the...

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04/24/2014
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Learning Together: What Supports Are Needed to Foster a Data-Driven Culture?

This tool provides implementation steps for the facilitator of a workshop about the types of supports that are needed to foster a data-driven culture in schools. The workshop also focuses on ways...

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04/24/2014
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Classroom Instructional Plan

Teachers from one high school collaborate to analyze student benchmark assessment data every six to eight weeks and brainstorm strategies for improving instruction. Teachers use this template to...

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04/24/2014
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Professional Development and Training Expectations

The administrative team at one middle school has a well-articulated approach to differentiating professional development for staff to support the use of data for instructional decision making. This...

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04/24/2014
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It’s Not Something That’s Static

It’s Not Something That’s Static

The principal and department chair at one high school discuss how the staff uses data to develop curriculum. At this high school, staff members consider curriculum development to be an ongoing...

School Example
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04/23/2014
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Breaking It Down

Breaking It Down

Listen to two teachers describe the Subgroup Master data spreadsheet used by all teachers at their school. The Subgroup Master helps teachers examine data by breaking it down by class period and...

School Example
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04/23/2014
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Visualizing Data in the Progress Pad

Visualizing Data in the Progress Pad

Listen to a former principal talk about how they quickly visualize classroom data in the Progress Pad. In a room set aside for this purpose, teachers enter student data onto red, yellow, or green...

School Example
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04/23/2014
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Supporting a Culture of Data Use

Supporting a Culture of Data Use

Dr. Jeffrey Wayman explains the importance of providing supports for data use. Schools can build capacity for data use through supports such as a school-based facilitator, well-defined training,...

Expert Interview
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04/23/2014
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Supporting Teachers in Understanding and Using Data

Supporting Teachers in Understanding and Using Data

Dr. Ellen B. Mandinach discusses the importance of providing professional development to help teachers learn how to use data. She emphasizes the need for the professional development to be aligned...

Expert Interview
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04/23/2014
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Providing Supports That Foster a Data-Driven Culture Within a School

Providing Supports That Foster a Data-Driven Culture Within a School

Schools and districts need to provide supports, such as school-based facilitators, professional development, and structured collaboration time, to help all stakeholders develop the knowledge and...

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04/23/2014
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