Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction

Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction

Paul Bambrick-Santoyo

Language: English

Pages: 336

ISBN: 0470548746

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Driven by Data offers valuable tips and general guidelines about data-based methods and the difficulties surrounding the implementation of data-driven instruction. Through a CD-ROM, this guidebook provides all the tools needed to launch data-driven instruction effectively, such as an implementation rubric, meeting agendas, calendars, assessment templates, and more. Written by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, who has worked with over 1,000 schools across the nation, the book clearly shows how to maneuver through assessments and statistics. Bambrick-Santoyo offers vital tips, such as: how to create a data culture, how to run a successful data analysis meeting, how to write quality assessments, and how to deal with resistance from your teachers. The book also includes twenty case studies of high-performing schools. School leaders will find this resource useful for achieving remarkable results and immense gains, regardless of the school's background, leader, or demographic.

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advance: they define the road map. Common and interim: Assessments should apply to all students in a grade level and should occur every six to eight weeks. Aligned to state tests and college readiness: Assessments should be aligned to state tests in format, content, and length, and also aligned to the higher bar of college readiness via SAT/AP/ IB exams, research papers, and so on. Aligned to instructional sequence: Assessments should be aligned to the teachers’ sequence of clearly defined

serves as the starting point for determining what to teach your students. Ask yourself, which of these skills and knowledge elements do the students already know, and which ones will I need to teach them? Build Your In-Class Assessments Prior to Teaching the Unit Before teaching your next unit, design your unit-ending assessment. As you work on it, create questions that mirror the format of the end-goal test that you acquired in the first step. Make sure you have questions that match the rigor,

serves as the starting point for determining what to teach your students. Ask yourself, which of these skills and knowledge elements do the students already know, and which ones will I need to teach them? Build Your In-Class Assessments Prior to Teaching the Unit Before teaching your next unit, design your unit-ending assessment. As you work on it, create questions that mirror the format of the end-goal test that you acquired in the first step. Make sure you have questions that match the rigor,

schools have access to the interim assessment when doing analysis of the results. 66 Driven by Data Chapter Two: Reflection and Planning Take this opportunity to reflect upon the analysis process at your own school or district. Answer the following questions: • After reading this chapter, what are the key steps around analysis that you are going to implement in your school (and that you can realistically do)? • Who are the key people in your school with whom you need to communicate this plan

graphing their test scores all year long and tracking their development. The school celebrated improvements, both for students and for teachers. All the hard work paid off: Thurgood Marshall Academy made dramatic gains in achievement, becoming the highest-achieving open enrollment high school in Washington, D.C. Key Drivers from Implementation Rubric • • • Common assessments: Creating a common interim assessment with teachers was a critical first step in the data-driven process. Teacher action

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