Tools for Schools, October/November 2009, Vol. 13, No. 2
Let data do the talking: Clarify goals and roles by examining data
They go by many names — coaches, instructional specialists, or various other titles. The job title, however, isn’t the only ambiguous aspect of the position expert teachers fulfil by working with their peers on practices that will lead to greater student achievement.
NSDC tool: The responsive school scan tool
Examine factors that contribute to an equitable instructional environment.
NSDC tool: Types of Data Conversations
Multiple data sources offer a range of options for exploring improvement. With the many varieties of data available to them, educators don’t lack for information. What they need is structures and time to investigate and interpret the data, whether it comes from formal or informal assessments, high-stakes tests, demographic information, or other sources. Conversations are a logical beginning.