Accountability at Schools and How it Relates to Data

1. What are the accountability requirements in your state? 
2. How are standards being assessed in your state?
 3. What is the role of the principal in school accountability?  
4. What is your school’s current use of data and how do you rate the use of data in your school (1-5)? Working in South Korea these questions are not really directly relatable to my current … [Read more...]

An English Academy in South Korea: How they analyze data…

Bernhardt / Chapter 3 

Chapter 3 of the text is an overview of the improvement process which involves collecting multiple forms of data to help understand how to move a school "forward." 

Discuss your efforts at "comprehensive data analysis" work (based on last week's data assignment.  Answer the following questions:

 1. How do you know if what you are doing is making … [Read more...]

How does your school use data? How often? How much? HOW HOW HOW

-------------------------------------------------------------- Part 1/ Reeves (50 points)
1. How often do your schools review data?   If you do not know, see what you can find out. If you are not working in a school, find one and ask this question of a leader in that school.
2. What is "done" with the data? 
3. How does the school use the information?  Go deeper than just … [Read more...]

Data in Schools, Is it being used effectively?

After reading a post about using data to make informed decisions in education I have the following insights. Original Article: The Learning Leader / Looking Deeper Into the Data This article is a quick no nonsense take on what appears to be more than a few school visits. The topic discussed during these visits was "How are you using data to improve your school?" … [Read more...]

School Improvement Plan

OVERVIEW In a sense a school is a business. Any life activity that has complex activities to meet a goal might be called a business even though that word gets some negative connotation at times. If you prefer the analogy of a machine then it works just as well. Schools must have purpose, run smoothly, and get their job done. At the forefront of this is having some … [Read more...]