We all strive to measure school or district success, but too often we rely simply on end-of-year test scores or report cards. These indicators provide some information, but not enough. With data-driven decision making—continuously having rich conversations, asking deeper questions, and examining formative assessments—you can get a true picture of the health of your school or district. You will discover areas of success as well as issues that need to be addressed. Chris O’Neal will show you how to implement data-driven decision making and make it the key to assessing all school activities, from classroom instruction to budgeting.
This workbook will serve as your guide to incorporating the data-driven decision making process into your organization’s culture and behavior. The best part is you don’t have to be a techie or a number cruncher to follow along. The information and concepts are presented thoughtfully and in clear language so that all involved can understand. O’Neal leads you through setting up teams; warehousing, accessing, and examining data; and finally reflecting on your process. The many worksheets in each chapter will help you put what you read into practice quickly and effectively. Understand what’s happening in your school environment and how you can make better decisions that will keep you on a path to success.