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ERIC Number: EJ767093
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Data 101: Going Back to School
Burgess, Leigh
Principal Leadership, v7 n2 p22-25 Oct 2006
Educators are bombarded with data from all directions, but to effect change in the education field, they must be able to determine what key information and data are needed, understand how to use what they have learned from the data, and then use what they have learned to improve overall student achievement. Collecting and using data has become an important part of the education field not only at the state level and central office level, but also at the classroom, individual student, and community levels. In the Lakota Local School District in Liberty Township, Ohio, data have become the foundation on which all decisions are based. Lakota began its quest to improve its use of data in 2001 during the district's Data Needs Assessment (DNA). This article describes how Lakota created data classes--Data 101, 102, and 103--to provide an in-depth training for all its teachers and administrators. Using a train-the-trainer model, teachers in all departments were taught how to use data in a strength-based model and focus on individual student learning as well as whole-school achievement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio