Title No. EDU5501E)
Data-Based School Reform for
Proficiency Level: Mastery
Subject(s):Foreign Languages,Language Arts
and Reading,Guidance,Health Education,Industrial
Education,Interdisciplinary,Leadership Training,Multicultural Education,Music,Parent
Education,Psychology,Science,Social Science,Volunteer,Special Education,Technology,Computer
Education,Mathematics,Business,Art,Career Tech,Library Media,Basic
Description:Research indicates that effective school
improvement plans should be based on careful analysis of school data. This workshop,
developed by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) with assistance from
The Principals' Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, provides
an introduction to the process of using data to guide school reform. Workshop
participants will review current data-driven decision-making theory; use
technology to identify, gather, and analyze data for patterns and trends;
examine the role of data in equity reform; and develop action plans in
support of their school-based data.
Pre-requisites: This is an introductory course for teachers,
technology specialists, curriculum specialists, professional development
specialists, or other school personnel. Participants are expected
to have regular access to computers. In addition, participants
should be proficient with using email, browsing the Internet, and navigating
to computer files.
Objectives: This course will enable participants to:
1. Understand the importance of using data to guide school reform.
2. Become familiar with processes, tools and skills for identifying,
collecting, and disaggregating data.
3. Understand how to use Microsoft Excel software to create spreadsheets and
generate graphs based on data.
4. Understand how to use these processes, tools, and skills to analyze data
for patterns and trends.
5. Understand the role of data in equity reform.
6. Understand how to use school-based data to generate hypotheses, draw
conclusions, and plan a course of action.
ACLD approved for 1 PLU with later enrollment in Showcase course PLUACLD020
to begin 6-months after EDU5501 completion.