Data Informed Decision-MakingLeadership RetreatAugust, 2009
Presented by:Heather Causey, Rebecca Evan, Cheri Beth Fisher, and Sheree Shaw
Questions we hope to address:What is data driven decision-making?What data are available to us?What are Hanover schools doing with data?What tools are available to assist me with data analysis?How do we use these tools?How can we promote discussions about data?What can I take back to use in my school?
Without data, all anyone has are opinions. Data elevates the probability that youll make the right decision.-W. Edwards Deming
Data driven decision-making is a process that involves:
1. Mining (collecting and managing) the data
2. Analyzing data to create knowledge
3. Communicating data to support organizational learning
4. Using the data to inform school improvement planning
In which area could your school use strengthening? Mining DataAnalyzing DataCommunicating DataUsing data for school improvement
Survey: My staff is comfortable collecting data.My staff is comfortable talking about data with their teams.My staff members can manipulate their own students data.My staff uses data to make daily instructional decisions.I am satisfied with data-driven decision making at my school.
What data are available to us in Hanover?
What Principals Are Saying: Strengths in Data Driven Decision-MakingGathering dataAnalyzing benchmark data using ROS WorksHaving conversations about data with teams or facultiesGrouping based on reading assessment dataSharing data with all teachers who instruct that studentSetting goals/targets based on SOL test data
What Principals Are Saying: Weaknesses/Challenges in Data Driven Decision-MakingFinding time to review data and reflect on what it means Understanding the significance of data analysis as a diagnostic tool to assist students rather than a personal reflection on teachersHaving teachers see the big picture rather than simply focus on their students
What Principals Are Saying: Weaknesses/Challenges in Data Driven Decision-MakingKnowing what to do after the analysis--determining what intervention to use/how to remediate when weaknesses are apparent in the dataKnowing what data to collect and analyze for grade levels without benchmark assessmentsDetermining if benchmark assessment data is a reliable indicator of SOL test performance
Partner TalkHow does your school currently collect, analyze, and use data to make instructional decisions?
Student Response Systems
Math Pre- and Post- TestsTfHS
IEP Goal DataAcademic:Behavioral:
Data BoardsElectronic Data Boardexample
Involving Resource TeachersGrade levels can put strands of weaknesses on a Blackboard Discussion Board and anyone can add integration ideas to it.
Student Data Folders - ElementaryStudent Led Conferences - Secondary
Teacher Data Binders
PALS Quick Checks
Curriculum Based Measures (CBMs)
CBMs with handheld devices
How can YOU use ROS?Item analysis by student, class, or grade levelGrade level classroom comparisons by standard/strandStudent remediation grouping by weak strand performanceSubgroup reports (by counts or percentages)Classroom assessments and keys added online
Business Objects Core Reports
Case StudiesElementary ReadingSecondary Math
Guiding Questions for Case Study AnalysisWhich strands have students mastered with at least 80% proficiency?Which strands require continued remediation?How does individual class performance compare?What next steps would you take as the school leader? teacher?
What do you see?
Ideas for Engaging Staff in Data Driven Decision-MakingDefine top 10 common data analysis terms individually, then as a group to reach consensusGive teachers access to ROS WorksOffer professional development on data analysis toolsBuild common planning and remediation blocks into the master scheduleStructure conversations--develop guiding questions for data discussions to be used by teamsDevelop common teacher data binders
Mini Break Out SessionsPractice with ROS WorksPractice with electronic data boardsPractice with student response systems
Whats next? What AHA moments did you have in this session? What new ideas would like to take back and implement with your staff? What training is needed to help with data-driven decision making for your staff?
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RERE- Find actual pics or from eInstruction-DONERE- Add image/Blackboard/ talk about grade book/CPS-CBF/RE Add LMES progress report example (Sarah Bazemore send to me in an email) - DONECBF- Add photo and Inspiration exampleCBF- Think up and Add clever way to share information between classroom teachers and resource teachers so resource teachers can integrate areas of weakness into curriculum. GRADE LEVELS CAN PUT STRANDS OF WEAKNESS ON A BB DISCUSSION BOARD AND ANYONE CAN ADD INTEGRATION IDEAS TO IT.CBF- Add secondary pict (student-led conferences) - DONECBF- Add secondary in place of this; pict/info from OKMS or CMS ASK HEATHERCBFFind login (Hilary?) to add screenshot or imageCBF
HRC- add imageHRCSheree I NEED TO ADD THE UPDATED VERSION OF SHEREES REPORTSGSSGS- get groups to analyze their data and come back and discuss. Talk about how people see data differently/importance of discussionCBFHeather, Cheri Beth, RebeccaSheree- have thoughts ready to discuss at 3:10