School leadership: Letting data drive your instruction

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September 28, 2015 by HCDE Communications

School leadership: Letting data drive your instructionPrincipals know that student achievement data is valuable for charting the campus road map. That information leads to good decision-making about instruction. Moreover, how that data is used is critical.

Here are five recommendations to help principals put student achievement data to the best possible use:
1. Make data part of the ongoing cycle of instructional improvement.
2. Teach students to examine their own data and set learning goals.
3. Establish a clear vision for school-wide data use.
4. Provide supports that foster a data driven culture within the school.
5. Develop and maintain a district-wide data system.


For more information about how to use your data more effectively to plan curriculum, consider contacting the Teaching and Learning Center at HCDE.

We’re sponsoring several upcoming workshops on the topic, including the lead4ward workshop called Leading Intentional Intervention with Stephanie Zelenak on Oct. 6 at HCDE.

Here is a brief description of workshop objectives:
• Use campus and student level data to design effective intervention structures.
• Leverage existing resources and commonly used review strategies in relevant and engaging ways.
• Use data to inform support for pivot teachers.

Register for the “Leading Intentional Intervention”:

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