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1 Harnessing the Power of Data: Effecting Improvement in Schools Please answer our survey at 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
4 Protocols for this Academy
55 Survey Results How much experience is in the room? How involved are you with data? What do you hope to learn today?
66 Know and be able to do School Improvement = Problem Solving Problem Solving = Process Bernhardts Four Lenses Demographics Student Learning School Processes Perceptions
88 Area of Concern
99 Targeted Concern There were approximately 15 students out of total student population of 1,000 that were dropping out of school when they reached their 16 th birthday.
10 Generate Hypotheses: Answer the Why?
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
27 Meeting Standards Internationally PISA Program for International Student Assessment TIMMS Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
28 How well does what we do help us keep our promises? School Processes Lens Do they get enough instruction? Do we put them in the right place?
29 State Report Card
30 Special Educ. Profile
33 How well are we keeping our promises to ALL students? Enrollment Mobility Drop out/Retention Ethnicity Gender Grade Discipline Referrals Suspensions/ Expulsions
34 How well does the WHOLE community perceive we are doing? Staff Students Parents Alumni Community
35 Bernhardt Perception Surveys Social – Emotional Measures When I am at school, I feel:
36 On-line Survey Tools Survey Monkey Zoomerang Profiler Pro
38 Do We Have the Whole Picture?
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
47 Analyze Data
48 The Five Gets 1. Get Data 2. Get Them Electronic 3. Get Them Disaggregated 4. Get Them Graphical 5. Get Talking (Bias and Consensus)
49 Get It Graphical: 1869
50 Get It Graphical: 2009
51 Graph the data OR Highlight patterns Get It Graphical
52 Analysis Tools
53 Analysis Tools Databases such as MS Access Spreadsheets such as MS Excel Inspirations InspireData Key Curriculum Press Fathom Data Warehouse
54 SEC: Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development
56 See Workbook Investigate Solutions
57 Caweltis Research Cawelti, Gordon. Handbook of Research on Improving Student Achievement (3 rd Ed.). Arlington, VA: Educational Research Service, Meta-analysis by Subject Area
59 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
61 In Summary School Improvement = Problem Solving Problem Solving = Process Bernhardts Four Lenses Demographics Student Learning School Processes Perceptions
62 Reflection Reflect Share Use
63 Thank-you Dr. Leslie R. Wilson Wilson Educational Consulting, Inc Mr. Gerry Zeller Zeller and Associates com Zeller and Associates