In response to the 10/15/15 post, “A Reader Asks… Data Crunching – Now What,” a LYS Principal writes:
Really, the administrator should be coaching the teacher on what to look for…
The conversations should grow to be teacher-led and occur collaboratively within the content team. Over time, the administrator (hopefully sooner rather than later) becomes the guide on the side. Highlighting (if necessary) the trends to not be missed, guiding discussion points, and keeping the focus on using data to drive instructional decision making.
If a principal thinks she is the sole source for data analysis, she needs to get past that quickly and distribute that leadership throughout the team and “coach” the analysis process.
But bottom line, “Do – Dig – or Die Trying”….
SC Response I like your answer better than mine. So… “What she said.”
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