What are ISDs saying?


The Data for Student Success model is implemented by bringing ISDs/RESAs together to learn about the professionial development, the dynamic inquiry tool, and plan how to implement them for the local school districts they serve. During the two day event, they are asked one strategy that they could easily implement back in their region. They are also asked to give a word or two that describes their readiness.

Here are some of the words participants used during the Launch event to describe their readiness:

  • Beginning
  • BLAST OFF!
  • DeliveringFlint Launch
  • Digging for data
  • Emerging
  • Implementing
  • In Progress
  • Intermediate readiness
  • Ongoing
  • Organizing
  • Planning
  • READY!
  • Researching
  • Systemic Change
  • Delivering
  • Building
  • Proactive
  • Eager

Here are some of the strategies they initially identified for implementation back in their regions:

  • Add data evaluation to new teacher training.
  • Continuous professional development surrounding data discussions within schools
  • Creating a data culture with buy in from our locals at every level. A willingness to change how we educate children.
  • Data4SS will be the tool for us at the ISD to lead the charge in getting our locals to use their assessment data to drive instruction.
  • FERPA review with school personnel
  • I think we can drive the data discussion more effectively using this tool as a centerpiece of that discussion. It makes it easier to demonstrate and convince personnel of the importance and effectiveness of precise data driven decisions.
  • I think we would be able to bring the tool to our administrators to help frame discussions as we move toward complete and continuous improvement in our schools
  • I will embed the materials into our Guided School Improvement Series...it is a logical fit.
  • Present an overview of this info to our local supts group
  • Raise the awareness of the power of data and the ease of investigating finite issues.
  • S.M.A.R.T. Goals
  • Show others how to use the inquiry tool and provide them with ways to properly analyze their data to make informed decisions.
  • Targeting the students who are below proficiency and working with school teams to identify problems and areas to improve. Follow-up with strategies to increase proficiency.
  • The first "task", in my opinion, will be to develop a culture of using data to make curriculum improvements based on data.
  • Using the data templates and asking essential questions
  • We could definately help them get a better understanding of their data and just get them looking at the data.
  • Work with Superintendents to use data as a means for identifying high need areas and possible interventions that could be supported by stimulus funds. This could stimulate a significantly clear vision of data driving decisions in an area that administrators are struggling with.
  • The activity where you break down proficiency by grade level will be effective with our administrators. They have seen the data before via [our local data mining tool], but there is some power in extrapolating the data on their own.
  • Get this information into the hands of coaches for high priority schools.
  • Assisting schools in developing areas of growth using the cohort proficiency inquiry tool and worksheet.
  • Need to be intentional with our approach
  • We can easily implement the inquiry modules.
  • 'Building' We are an entirely new instructional department. Our vision is to be a full service entity.
  • Taking a walk through the demo data with principals could be easily implemented. Helping administrators with level 2 changes will take more time.
  • Defining a SMART Goal for each School improvement team at each of our districts.
  • I think the inquiry tool will help us quickly streamline our process and I will train the other literacy consultants immediately on how to do this.
  • I would use the videos in the teacher leader academy that we are doing this year as well as the data website to show them how to do data mining for reviewing and revising their curriculum maps
  • I am very excited to be using the system to pinpoint the areas of need for students especially sp. ed.