"The Using Data Process depersonalized the way that teachers talked about the challenges they were facing. It eliminated the 'blame game' and produced really productive discussions about what was happening in our school. Our whole district's culture is starting to shift to focus on conversations about the meaningful use of data."
To help your data team experience some Using Data strategies, we invite you to try some of our tools. The following resources can be downloaded and implemented with your data team for free.
Contact us with any questions or requests for assistance with any of our Using Data resources.
How Ready Are You?
Here's a tool for School District Leaders to assess a school's readiness to use data effectively.
The assessment is free for you to use. Once you are finished, call TERC's Using Data to schedule a free analysis: 617.873.9793.
Using Data's mission is to help school district leaders use data to make informed, effective decisions. As part of its on-going mission, TERC's Using Data is providing the attached assessment to help schools and districts determine their readiness to use data-driven decision making for both accountability and continuous school improvement.
Download the Data Readiness Assessment to determine your school's readiness to lead a data driven culture.
Why? Why? Why?
Select one of the causes that you have identified as potentially contributing to your student learning problem, and ask "Why?" about that cause. Dig deeper, and ask "Why?" a second time, and then a third time (or even a fourth or fifth) until you have identified a substantial and deep potential reason that resonates for you or your group.
Download the Causal Analysis Form here. Once you are finished, call TERC's Using Data to schedule a free analysis: 617.873.9793.
A Comparison of Low- & High- Capacity Data Use
High-capacity uses are those that actually translate into improved instruction, expanded opportunites to learn for diverse learners, and improved outcomes for students. Low-capacity use, on the other hand, leads to inappropriate responses to data that can harm children and/or teachers.
Download the Principles of Effective Data Use here.
Download your own Data Drill Down template here!