Using Data

Tips:

Make data an ongoing cycles of instructional improvement

  • Routinely use data to guide instructional decisions and to help meet the needs of students

Collect and prepare a variety of data about students

  • State assessments
  • District benchmarks
  • Classroom performance testing
  • Child study data
  • Other relevant sources

Interpret data and develop a hypothesis about how to improve student outcomes

  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of classes and individual students

Modify the instruction to test the hypothesis

  • examine instructional practices that may support the implementation of hypothesis

Review new data to determine if improvement has taken place

  • Continuously assess learning and review data to drive instruction
  • If hypothesis is proven null, re-evaluate┬ádata and create a new hypothesis
  • If hypothesis is proven true, continue implementing instruction, increasing rigor as students progress