Who’s Your Data? Data for decision making and planning
Who’s Your Data? Data analysis should not be about gathering data just because it is there. It would very easy to get “analysis paralysis” by spending more time pulling data together and not spending time using data. V. Bernhardt, 1998
The central goal of data-driven dialogue is improved student learning. That we talk in our schools is vitally important in these changing times. How we talk may be as important. Shared understanding emerges from rigorous dialogue about important things. Such dialogue is driven by high-quality data derived from internal and external sources. The data in and of itself has not meaning and leads to no action. Meaning and action results from collective processes and shared commitment to improving student learning. Costa,A., Lipton, L. & Wellman,B. (1996)
Say Something • Collaboratively “chuck” text. • All groups members read first “chunk” silently. • A designated person begins and everyone “says something” about the “chunk” read. • After everyone has said something, read the next chunk and begin the discussion with the next designated person. • Repeat until all chunks are read. • After all chuck are read, debrief as a group about the entire text.