How Teachers Can Turn Data into Action

How Teachers Can Turn Data into Action

by Daniel R. Venables
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1416617582

ISBN-13: 9781416617587

Pub. Date: 02/14/2014

Publisher: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development

From state and Common Core tests to formative and summative assessments in the classroom, teachers are awash in data. Reviewing the data can be time-consuming, and the work of translating data into real change can seem overwhelming.

Tapping more than 30 years' experience as an award-winning teacher and a trainer of PLC coaches, Daniel R. Venables, author of

Overview

From state and Common Core tests to formative and summative assessments in the classroom, teachers are awash in data. Reviewing the data can be time-consuming, and the work of translating data into real change can seem overwhelming.

Tapping more than 30 years' experience as an award-winning teacher and a trainer of PLC coaches, Daniel R. Venables, author of The Practice of Authentic PLCs: A Guide to Effective Teacher Teams, soothes the trepidation of even the biggest "dataphobes" in this essential resource. Field-tested and fine-tuned with professional learning communities around the United States, the Data Action Model is a teacher-friendly, systematic process for reviewing and responding to data in cycles of two to nine weeks. This powerful tool enables you and your teacher team to


* Identify critical gaps in learning and corresponding instructional gaps;

* Collaborate on solutions and develop a goal-driven action plan; and

* Evaluate the plan's effectiveness after implementation and determine the next course of action.

With easy-to-use templates and protocols to focus and deepen data conversations, this indispensable guide delineates exactly what should be accomplished in each team meeting to translate data into practice. In the modern sea of data, this book is your life preserver!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416617587
Publisher:
Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date:
02/14/2014
Edition description:
New Edition
Sales rank:
298,611
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

Introduction

Before Meeting: Developing Data Literacy

Data Meeting 1: Reviewing Existing Data and Asking Questions

Data Meeting 2: Triangulating the Data

Data Meeting 3: Determining Gaps and Goals

Data Meeting 4: Planning for Action

Implementation Period: In the Classroom

Data Meeting 5: Evaluating Success and Determining Next Steps

Putting It All Together

Appendix: Protocols, Guides, and Tools

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

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