(PD Title No. EDU5501E)
Data-Based School Reform for Administrators
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 Training
Grade(s): PreK,K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,CC,Other
Hours: 30.00


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.