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The Do’s and Don’ts of Data. Elementary Instructional Facilitators Caldwell County Schools. What We ’ ve Learned. Do: . Don ’ t:. Get buy-in from teachers and administrators. Include horizontal and vertical teams in data discussion.

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the do s and don ts of data

The Do’s and Don’ts of Data

Elementary Instructional Facilitators

Caldwell County Schools

what we ve learned
What We’ve Learned. . .

Do:

Don’t:

  • Get buy-in from teachers and administrators.
  • Include horizontal and vertical teams in data discussion.
  • Discuss student data in terms of what students need to be successful.
  • Discuss student data in terms of why the student is not responding to instruction.
  • Use data conversations as a “gotcha” moment.
  • Keep data “private.” Teachers can be defensive about what is considered private.
  • Discuss data in terms of what a teacher is not doing.
  • Discuss students as having deficits. Automatically assuming that the student has deficits halts conversations.
data walls
Data Walls
  • Formats vary dependent on the needs of the school
  • Show overall school data and individual student data
  • Dynamic, not static
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Data Walls

Do:

Don’t

  • Show grade level trends
  • Sort students to determine student needs
  • Refer to data walls in discussions
  • Keep walls in areas away from students and parents
  • Single out teachers
  • Sort students to determine which “won’t make it” at the end of the year
  • Create a wall and never revisit it.
  • Use the data walls in conversation/conference with parents or anyone that is not part of the school staff.
data notebooks
Data Notebooks
  • Vary depending on the needs of the school
  • School notebooks
  • Classroom notebooks
  • Student notebooks
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Data Notebooks

Do:

Don’t

  • Design notebooks that are useful for tracking student progress.
  • Allow students to set their own goals and track their own progress.
  • Keep data notebooks accessible to teachers and/or students.
  • Make notebooks “one more thing” that has to be done. If it’s not useful, don’t do it.
  • Keep student data a secret from the students.
  • Put notebooks in areas where they are not easily accessed or they will be forgotten.
data meetings
Data Meetings

Do:

Don’t:

  • Set an agenda and use meeting times to discuss student achievement.
  • Look for trends in data.
  • Set SMART goals for groups of students needing the same skills.
  • Determine if interventions/ enrichment plans are effective.
  • Use meeting times to gripe about students or other school issues.
  • Use gut feelings to determine student needs.
  • Leave the meeting without a plan for intervention/ enrichment.
  • Leave plans open.
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Data Meetings
  • SMART Goals:
    • Specific
    • Measurable
    • Attainable
    • Realistic
    • Time-bound
  • Action Plans:
school administration
School Administration

Do:

Don’t:

  • Be knowledgeable about the types of data being collected at the school.
  • Set a high expectation for student achievement and instruction.
  • Follow through and follow up with teachers and students.
  • Assume that teachers will take care of data collection and know everything they need to know.
  • Allow expectations to drop or discussions to fade.
  • Forget to check on the progress of action plans and talk with teachers and students about their progress.
instructional facilitators
Instructional Facilitators:

Do:

Don’t:

  • Assist teachers in data collection.
  • Assist teachers in looking at ways to use data in instruction.
  • Act as a reference for teachers in setting SMART goals and creating an action plan.
  • Provide teachers with resources to carry out action plans.
  • Inform teachers and administrators of trends occurring across the district.
  • Coordinate testing.
  • Analyze data for teachers.
  • Write action plans or participate in the implementation of the plan.
  • Write lesson plans for core instruction, enrichment or intervention.
  • Compare schools to each other.
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