4 Contact Information Kelly Gillespie Office: Mobile: Carol Panzer Office: Mobile: Tom Barnes Office: Mobile:
5 Resources Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement Victoria L. Bernhardt, Ph.D. Data-Driven Dialogue: A Facilitator’s Guide to Collaborative Inquiry Bruce Wellman & Laura Lipton Implementing Change: Patterns, Principles, and Potholes Gene Hall & Shirley Hord
6 Four-Letter Words Put all the letters face down in the middle of your table and scramble them. When I say “go,” flip the letters over and work as a team to make as many four- letter words as possible in one minute. You may connect them crossword style. What is your team’s goal? Go!
7 Next Round Put all the letters face down in the middle of the table and scramble them. When I say “go,” flip the letters over and form as many four-letter words as possible in one minute. This time, your goal is to create 50 % more words than you did in the previous round. 3 minutes to plan/strategize
8 Keys to Success Creativity Teamwork Problem- solving
9 Objectives Identify the types and sources of data commonly available to school leaders Identify how data can be used to help students, teachers, school leaders and systems Classify the elements in Bernhardt’s Multiple Measures of Data model Define commonly used terms in assessment and data reporting Differentiate between norm-referenced and criterion- referenced tests Identify the purpose of evaluation and question(s) to be answered through data analysis
11 Victoria Bernhardt’s Multiple Measures Model Four categories Demographics Student learning School processes Perceptions
12 DEMOGRAPHICS Enrollment, Attendance, Drop-Out Rate, Ethnicity, Gender, Grade Level Standardized Tests Norm/Criterion-Referenced Tests Teacher Observation of Abilities Authentic Assessments STUDENT LEARNING PERCEPTIONS Perceptions of Learning Environment Values and Beliefs Attitudes Observations SCHOOL PROCESSES Description of School Programs And Processes
13 Motivation Continuum
14 Why Data are Important Replace hunches with facts Enable us to tackle causes instead of symptoms Enable us to determine if we are accurately tracking effects Assist in understanding the impact of various school improvement efforts
15 Focusing the Data – Random Acts of Improvement
22 QPA Criteria Checklist…Indicator 3 Locally determined assessments that are aligned with the state standards
23 Assessment Terms
24 REFLECTION: Why do we need data to improve student achievement and school performance? What squares with my thinking? What’s still rolling around in my mind? What do I need to change?
25 Activity Challenge BLUE – Tom/Carol RED – Kelly/Pam
26 We Can Prove It “Schools that gather, analyze, and use information about their school communities make better decisions not only about what to change, but also how to institutionalize systemic change…[further,] schools that use data understand the effectiveness of their reform efforts; those that do not can only assume that effectiveness.” --Victoria Bernhardt, Data Analysis for Comprehensive School Improvement, 2 nd edition, page 2
27 Role Identification
28 Consider… How can we use data to: Create a sense of urgency? Bring a strong focus to our efforts? Identify key issues and potential solutions?
29 Tools for Teams Leadership Responsibility Matrix Used to assign responsibilities and accountabilities Rating form for prioritization Used to focus on key issues Force field analysis Used at beginning of this module to identify factors that impact an issue, problem, or solution Cause and effect analysis/fishbone Used to problem-solve
30 Consider… What leadership strengths do we bring to the school as individuals and as a team, and how can we use those strengths to improve our change effort? Qualities of a good leader
31 Leadership Practices Challenging the process Search for opportunities Experiment and take risks Inspiring a shared vision Envision the future Enlist others Enabling others to act Foster collaboration Strengthen others Modeling the way Set the example Plan small wins Encouraging the heart Recognize contributions Celebrate accomplishments
32 Creating a Context Supportive of Change Student Results Professional development needs System resources, policies, and leadership support beyond the school Teacher & administrative capacity Instructional practices & school processes A plan for change
34 Let’s Drill Down the Data…
35 Creating a Context Supportive of Change Student Results Professional development needs System resources, policies, and leadership support beyond the school Teacher & administrative capacity Instructional practices & school processes A plan for change CHALLENGE THE ASSUMPTIONS!
36 Tomorrow’s Agenda 7:30-8:30 Breakfast at Shotgun Willie’s 9:00-10:30 Round Tables Choose 3 from the list below… SIT Teams That Work iPods, Pictures and Movies Future Special Education Issues Teacher Leadership Teams Improving Middle School Student Performance First Year’s Lessons from the 1-1 Laptop Initiative Creating a Stronger PK-12 Learning Community Through Improved Collaboration and Communication 10:30-11:00 Hotel Check-out/Break 11:00-12:00 Dale Dennis 12:00-1:00 Lunch
37 Summer 2008 Red River Leadership Retreat May 29-30, 2008 EVALUATION PROCESS