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Data-driven Instruction Practices

 
Piedmont Elementary School, Piedmont AL Piedmont Elementary School, Piedmont AL At Piedmont Elementary School, all teachers and administrators at both the school and district levels use digital tracking logs. After each schoolwide assessment is given, teachers add their individual student data to the log, creating one central place to analyze trends in student learning. The log is the basis for Read More

Checotah Intermediate School, Checotah, OK Checotah Intermediate School, Checotah, OK Checotah’s motto is creating individual success. The school’s principal has a clear vision that every student will make a full year’s growth in a year’s time. Within the first few days of school starting, Checotah administers benchmark assessments for students’ current quantiles, Lexiles, and reading levels. With these results, the Read More

Day Creek Building Character Educators at Day Creek Intermediate School realize that middle school is a unique moment in students’ academic, social and emotional lives. As Principal David Apodaca notes, “you have to respect the fact that this is a huge transition time in their lives … And if we don’t recognize that and respect that, then academic success Read More

Paramount School Teachers at Paramount School of Excellence (now called Paramount Brookside) in Indianapolis, Indiana enrich their lessons using a variety of on-site school features, including a planetarium, farm, and beehives. These unique features help students learn from the world around them. However, the key focus for educators at this K-8 charter school is on providing high-quality Read More

White Street School in Springfield, MA Game Changer tells the story of struggling White Street School in Springfield, MA, where “demographics” had been the steady explanation for low student achievement. Families were reluctant to send their children to a school were only 4% of fifth graders scored Proficient in any subject. In 2010, the State Education Department had singled the school Read More

john wash powered by data photo  The success of John Wash derives, in part, from grade-level Professional Learning Communities that use assessment results to guide instruction and intervention. Essential standards are assessed through summative, district-wide, and grade-level assessments administered three times a year as well as weekly, formative grade-level assessments created by each PLC. Teams share accountability for all students’ success Read More