Data and Assessment
About our Data and Assessment Services
Today's educators are expected to gather and use data to measure improvement and guide priorities. From attendance to performance and everything in between, qualitative and quantitative measures help educators focus their efforts on areas with the highest potential leverage.
If it's important, it's worth measuring so educators need to consider what information they need and how best to collect it. From formative assessments like exit tickets, to summative assessments like District Determined Measures, Teachers21 works with educators to develop the strategies and skills to formulate meaningful assessments.
Whether working collaboratively in data teams or looking at individual measures, Understanding the context, determining relevance and gleaning actionable insights from data is essential to drive any continuous improvement process. Teachers21 helps schools and districts become better learning organizations by developing the capacity and skills of individuals to work with data along with processes to facilitate the work of data teams.
In learning organizations, data is the fuel that can motivate action and lead to improved outcomes. Teachers21 works to create the conditions where educators are encouraged to tinker with their practice in response to the data that is collected.
Assess the skill level of your educators regarding data and identify potential data team leaders who, with additional support, could help move your school or district forward.
Sample Courses on Using Data
The following courses and descriptions provide only a sample of the work we do and is not an exhaustive list. We are constantly writing courses based on district requests and reworking older courses to reflect the most current research and best practices.
- District Determined Measures: A Pragmatic Approach
- Formative Assessment
- Action Research
- Measuring Growth: Educator Evaluation
- Standards Based Grading
- Introductory workshops on Building Data Literacy, Data Analysis or The Inquiry Cycle
- Using Data: a Boston Teacher Leadership Certificate course
For more information on the work we can do in your district, please contact us or call the office at 781-416-0980.