Finding the Right Data

When looking for data, it is important that school administration and teachers know what to look for. They can define their search by formulating essential questions with which to answer using the data. The essential questions will lead to goals that the school strives towards by researching the data. Data may include online databases, site based databases, spreadsheets, test scores and various other collection sources. The data can be collected on various online and printed forms used for documentation.
A Second Look at the Data
School Improvement Plan (SIP) Questions
What are the policies and practices in place that ensure the proficiency of each subgroup in the core academic subjects? |
Action Step |
TimelineOf Events | PotentialCosts | What Resources are used? | Who will do this? | Measures for consistent Monitoring | Staff Involved |
The Classroom Instruction – “The teacher will use diagnostic strategies: PLATO, Read 180, Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Vocabulary, and Literacy Skills Tests, Holt Adapted Readers, and AIMS web assessments. These tools will help ensure proficient reading levels and passing scores for the HSPE exams.”   (Washoe County School District, 2014)The teachers are responsible for high quality, differentiated instruction by using professional development tools such as "Classroom Instruction That Works" (Marzano, 2001), “Write Like This” (Gallagher, 2011) as well as Formative and Summative Assessments to measure academic ability. |
November 2013 and ongoing | $ 3,000.00 | Funding to purchase licenses for AR tests and for AR books for9th-10th grade. Funding to purchase Read 180 workbooks. In-service classes offered by Regional Professional Development Program. | Entire school staff | Examine Lexile growth for each student in Read 180. Use RPDP for instructional strategies. | Entire staff, Regional Professional Development Program (RPDP) |
Collegial Collaboration - PLC groups meet weekly to develop common curriculum planning...