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2 Harnessing the Power of Data: Effecting Improvement in Schools Dr. Leslie R. Wilson Gerry Zeller February 2008
3 Agenda 1. Introductions 2. Protocols 3. Survey Report 4. Illustrative Story 5. The Process 6. Tools 7. Work 8. More Tools 9. Reflection and Evaluation
11 Hypotheses Generated Young men leave school. Low income students do not value education. Students who get discipline referrals want out. The lower the GPA, the more likely one is to walk. Parents didnt finish high school, children wont. Single parent families and similar find it difficult to shepherd students through school. These students come to us with poor test scores. These students earn too few credits. These students are frequently tardy or leave early.
12 Determine and Collect Needed Data Gender SES Discipline Referrals GPA Parental Background Family Makeup Entry Test Scores Credits Attendance
13 Analyze Data GenderNo SES:No Discipline Referrals:Yes GPA:No Parental Background:No Family Makeup:No Entry Test Scores:No Credits:Yes Attendance:Yes
14 Develop Solution Criteria 1. Diploma/GED (Rigor) 2. On Campus Program (Relationships) 3. Quick Successes (Relevance) 4. Non-traditional School Day (Relevance) 5. In-depth Knowledge of/Caring for Students (Relationships)
15 Investigate Solutions Brainstorm: What ideas do we have? SBR: What does research suggest? Best Practice: What are other schools doing?
16 Select Best Match to Criteria: Late School Diploma/GED On Campus Program Quick Successes Non-traditional School Day In-depth Knowledge of/Caring for Students
17 Implement Solution Human Resources A Multiple Certified Person U of MO HS Extension Material/Facility Resources Classroom/Computer Lab Policies/Procedures Ineligible for Interscholastics Application and Interview
37 Generate Hypotheses Brainstorm (Bias and Consensus) Eighth graders cannot do Math. Eighth grade teachers cannot teach Math. We do not use the appropriate eighth grade textbook. The test is too hard. Correlations Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner Reading and Writing
38 Determine Needed Data Sources of Data Holcomb, Edie L.: Workbook, p. 5 Bernhardt, Victoria L. Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2004. ---. Using data to improve student learning in school districts. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education, 2006.
S.M.A.R.T. Goals Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Timely
54 Six Types of Involvement 1. Parenting 2. Communicating 3. Volunteering 4. Learning at Home 5. Decision Making 6. Collaborating with the Community A Team A Plan
55 Bloomington H S Goals 1. Improve test scores for all 2. 80% in all populations in core classes 3. Proportionate representation in all classes and levels 4. 90% of all earn 1 years credit in 1 year As presented June 2008 at the High School Coalition Conference
64 Thank-you Dr. Leslie R. Wilson Wilson Educational Consulting, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org 312.335.9526 Mr. Gerry Zeller Zeller and Associates gzeller@zellerandassociates. com 847.828.4606 Zeller and Associates