Every Teacher’s Guide to Assessment and Data!!!!
Across the field of education, assessment and instruction are becoming more closely linked and student performance on these tests, in addition to being used to rank schools and students, is increasingly being incorporated into schools’ instruction improvement efforts. All teachers know that evidence in data can improve instruction but not all teachers know how to collect data.
Although much of the current emphasis on using assessment data began with data from high-stakes tests, schools and districts that are the most effective users of assessment data have begun to recognize and capitalize on the power of classroom assessment. Schools that use data understand the effectiveness of their reform efforts; those that do not use data can only assume that effectiveness.
The following powerpoint was created to answer new and seasoned teachers questions regarding data collection and how it correlates to better instruction and performance.
With over 90 slides, some of the topics covered include:
How do we know if we are meeting the needs of our students?
Why is data important?
What is the purpose of data?
Levels of Analysis
Multiple Measures of Data
Data you can use to analyze Demographics
What is a data snapshot?
What counts as data?
Prior Research on Data Use and Decision Making
Why Educators Use Data and How Data Informs Their Understanding of Student Learning
Sources of Data
Sample Student Analysis Worksheet
Goal Setting Template
Sample Stakeholder Perspectives on Data System Use
Tools and Strategies of Formative Assessment
Tools and Strategies of Summative Assessment
Glossary of Important Terms
Annotated Bibliography (Resources)
Practical Applications (Additional Resources)
Whether you are a new teacher unfamiliar with the resources you have available or a teacher approaching retirement, this data and assessment tool serves as an excellent resource to help improve your data collection process!
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