Hello and Happy New Year! I hope you had a great holiday season and had a chance to reflect on your successes from 2017 as well as plan for an even better 2018. I can say that one of my successes over the past year was writing these data articles 😊 Last month’s article was a bit longer than normal, but it had some really great information about measuring student growth, so if you haven’t had the chance to read it, I strongly encourage you to (here).
The primary intention of writing this article series is to help assist educators in improving their skills related to using data in education. After reviewing the progress that your students, classroom, or school has made thus far throughout the year, I wanted to give you the opportunity to ask any questions that you or your team may have related to using this data.
Do you or your team have any questions or situations that you think can be answered or resolved by using data?
Do you not know where to find data you need to help make a decision?
Do you have data that you or your team is unsure what to do with or how to analyze it?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, please click here complete this quick Data Champions Mid-Year Review Survey.
Even if you have not had the chance to read any of the Data Champions articles yet, we want to hear about how we can support you and your data-related needs. In the end, I am writing these articles with you in mind, and the success of your students first and foremost. If you could take 2-3 minutes of your time and complete this survey, it would be a tremendous help in planning for future articles (and also to ensure that you’re getting a leg up on your continuous improvement goals).
Thank you in advance for your feedback and I look forward to answering your questions over the upcoming months!
Are you a new reader? Need a refresher?
If you are a new reader to these articles (or want to review them again), here is the list from 2017.
February 2017: Is Your Relationship Status With Data “Complicated”? (Choosing the Right Data)
March 2017: Springing Into Data Season (Common Data Language)
April 2017: Paralysis By (Lack Of) Analysis (Analyze Your Data In A Timely Manner)
May 2017: Spring (Data) Clean Up! (Organize Data in a User-Friendly Manner)
September 2017: Return Of The (Data) Jedi (Yearly Introduction)
October 2017: How Do I Structure Professional Learning Related To Data Use?
November 2017: Identifying Educators’ Greatest Needs Related To Data Use
December 2017: How Do You Measure Student Growth?