Saying that teachers, families, and administrators need data to make decisions is one thing, understanding and using data well is another. In fact, few teachers and administrators have been educated in programs that have focused on making meaning from data and then using those analyses to guide school improvement and classroom instruction. This module is designed to help building leadership teams learn the skills required to mine data and use it to make decisions. As principals and teacher leaders become confident in their ability to query their data, they will become strong role models and coaches for the entire faculty.
In this module we take a serious look at understanding and using data and other evidence of student performance to improve student learning. Participants will consider a variety of measures of academic performance by asking tough questions about data such as: What do students need to know? How will we know if students have learned it? What will we do if students have not learned what they need to know? Working steadily and continuously as a team, school faculty and administrators can become successful with all, not just some, of their students.
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