A Reader Asks… Data Crunching – Now What?

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A LYS Assistant Superintendent asks the following:

SC, The following question was asked during a Principals’ meeting.  What would have been your answer?

“Once the teachers turn in their checkpoint analysis forms to their principals on Friday, and administrators have a chance to look at the information… What should the principals do with the field analysis to better prepare for the follow-up data meetings with teachers?

SC Response Here is the short, “nuts and bolts” answer.

1. The Principal should identify the deepest holes for the content / grade level.

2. The Principal should see if anything “jumps out.”  Is there a teacher experiencing a relative strength or weakness? Is there a particular grade level or content that is doing significantly better or worse than other grades / contents? Etc., etc.

3. Is there a pattern or trend that is emerging that needs to be leveraged or remediated?

Anything more with short-cycle data is probably just busy work.

I hope this helps.

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