T HE F OUR K EYS Data-Driven Instruction at its Essence: Assessments Analysis Action in a Data-Driven Culture
A SSESSMENT B IG I DEAS : Standards (and objectives) are meaningless until you define how to assess them. Because of this, assessments are the starting point for instruction, not the end.
A SSESSMENTS : P RINCIPLES FOR E FFECTIVE A SSESSMENTS C OMMON I NTERIM : At least quarterly Common across all teacher of the same grade level T RANSPARENT S TARTING POINT Teachers see the assessments in advance The assessment define roadmap for teaching
A SSESSMENTS : P RINCIPLES FOR E FFECTIVE A SSESSMENTS A LIGNED T O : To state test (format, content & length) To instructional sequence (curriculum) To college –ready expectations R E - ASSESSES Standards that appear on the first interim assessment appear again on subsequent interim assessments.
T HE F OUR K EYS Assessments (Interim, Transparent, Aligned, Re-Assess) Analysis Action in a Data-Driven Culture
A NALYSIS : I MMEDIATE : Ideal 48 hours, max 1 week turnaround U SER -F RIENDLY : data reports are short but include analysis at question level, standards level and overall T EACHER -O WNED analysis T EST - IN -H AND analysis: teacher & instructional leader together D EEP : moves beyond “what” to “why”
Unit and Lesson Planning Aligned with state standards curriculum materials Delivery of Instruction Teachers orchestrate learning experiences for students Formative Assessments: Teachers check for student understanding minute by minute, day by day Interim Assessments More formal testing, usually quarterly to check for student proficiency Data Analysis Teachers look at interim assessment results, plan improvements, and identify struggling students Follow-Up Teachers re-think, re-teach and get extra help for student who need it Summative Assessments Unit tests, grades, and high-stakes state tests
T HE F OUR K EYS Assessments (Interim, Transparent, Aligned, Re-Assess) Analysis (Quick, User-friendly, Teacher-owned, Test-in-hand, Deep) Action in a Data-Driven Culture
A CTION : P LAN : new lessons based on data analysis A CTION P LAN : implement what you plan (dates, times, standards & specific strategies O NGOING A SSESSMENT : in-the-moment checks for understanding to ensure progress A CCOUNTABILITY : observe changes in lesson plans, classroom observations, in-class assessment E NGAGED S TUDENTS : know end goal, how they did, and what actions they’re taking to improve
T HE F OUR K EYS Assessments (Interim, Transparent, Aligned, Re-Assess) Analysis (Quick, User-friendly, Teacher-owned, Test-in-hand, Deep) Action (Action Plan, Ongoing, Accountability, Engaged) in a Data-Driven Culture
B IG P ICTURE Data drives good teaching. The name of the game is to … Match the right strategy… At the right time… With the right student … And to repeat this process for all students all the time.
D ATA -D RIVEN C ULTURE : A CTIVE L EADERSHIP TEAM : teacher-leader data analysis meetings; maintain focus I NTRODUCTORY PD: what (assessments) and how (analysis and action) C ALENDAR : done in advance with built-in time for assessment, analysis, and action (flexible)
D ATA -D RIVEN C ULTURE : O NGOING PD: aligned with data-driven calendar: flexible to adapt to student learning needs B UILD BY B ORROWING : Identify and implement best practices from high-achieving teachers and schools
T HE F OUR K EYS Assessments (Interim, Transparent, Aligned, Re-Assess) Analysis (Quick, User-friendly, Teacher-owned, Test-in-hand, Deep) Action (Action Plan, Ongoing, Accountability, Engaged) in a Data-Driven Culture (Leadership, PD, Calendar, Build by Borrowing)
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