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1 Harnessing the Power of Data: Effecting Improvement in Schools Please answer our survey at www.zellerandassociates.com/IL-TCEwww.zellerandassociates.com/IL-TCE. Its zeller and associates as all one word with dot com… Forward slash… And IL-TCE must be in CAPS!
22 Harnessing the Power of Data: Effecting Improvement in Schools Dr. Leslie R. Wilson Gerry Zeller June 2009
33 Agenda I.Beginnings II.Illustrative Story III.The Cycle IV.Bernhardts Four Lenses V.Tools VI.CAI Tools VII.Solutions VIII.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, Collect, Disaggregate and Analyze Needed Data Gender GPA SES Discipline Parental Background Family Makeup Entry Test Scores Credits Attendance No Yes
13 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)
14 Investigate Solutions Brainstorm: What ideas do we have? SBR: What does research suggest? Best Practice: What are other schools doing?
15 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
16 Implement Solution Human Resources Material/Facility Resources Policies/Procedures
39 How well are we keeping our promises? Do some areas need attention?
40 Generate Hypotheses 1. Eighth graders cannot do Math. 2. Eighth grade teachers cannot teach Math. 3. We do not use the appropriate eighth grade textbook. 4. The test is too hard. 5. … 20. Its the drinking water.
41 Correlations Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner Reading and Writing
42 What is it that we are doing that might contribute to our results?
43 HoPs are explanations That come from school and classroom factors About practices that can be altered
44 HoPs should not be about Characteristics of students Unalterable factors
45 HoPs Instead of These students are poor. Use Students of poverty are not gaining ample access to reading materials from our school.
46 Data Ground Rules No blaming students No blaming teachers Data are just information Use data for instructional purposes De-emotionalize data
63 Thank-you Dr. Leslie R. Wilson Wilson Educational Consulting, Inc. email@example.com 312.335.9526 Mr. Gerry Zeller Zeller and Associates gzeller@zellerandassociates. com 847.828.4606 Zeller and Associates