What is a Data-Driven School?

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The network is trying to answer the "data" question. Our Task Force includes teachers,  principals, assistant principals, curriculum directors, and data specialists. The perspective is rich.  I've been reading a bit and chatting with colleagues at other schools about their approach. The questions don't end, but my take-aways thus far:

- purposeful (quality over quantity) assessments (interim a must!)

- backwards planning

- shared analysis (teachers and admin side-by-side) & accountability

- data centered coaching taxonomy

Check out these great reads on data, change management, and leadership: 

Data Culture Building 101
PHOTO CREDIT: Better World Books

PHOTO CREDIT: Better World Books

How to 10x Your Influence
— http://www.amanet.org/training/articles/How-to-10x-Your-Influence.aspx
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