Category Archives: 3-B Data to Improve Literacy

Using Data to Improve Literacy 3B – January 2017

In January we moved into the Progress Monitoring portion of using data.

In this session we reviewed the 8 basic steps of progress monitoring, the makeup of progress monitoring teams, how you are documenting the conversation occuring at meetings, and how you are monitoring your progress monitoring plans that you have created.  Getting to this level of conversation in analyzing your data sets you up for efficient work in your interventions.

Overview PowerPoint for the Session: Link

Next session we will move into the next step of the outcomes driven model reviewing the outcomes.  This will get us looking at a summary of effectiveness report.  In otherwords is our curriculum continuing to be effective with kids as the year goes on.

See you in March!

Using Data to Improve Literacy 3B – December 2016

In our December meeting we started by looking into the 5 Essential Building Blocks of Reading.  In this exploration we also discussed how these might evolve from K-3 to 4-12.

We then transitioned into the first two steps of the Outcomes-Driven model: looking at data to identify, and validate where the need for support would be needed the most.  This in some cases even led to writing a SMART Goal to propose how we might be able to measure improvement for the support that we offered to students.  The process was modeled quickly and then turned over to participants to try the process with the data from their own district.  Great data analysis was taking place digging deeper into areas to identify for more focus in instruction and support.

Overview PowerPoint for the Session: Link

Have a great Holiday Break and please bring progress monitoring data with you to our January session as we will be moving into that stage of the Outcomes-Driven Model.

Happy Holidays!

Using Data to Improve Literacy 3B – September 2016

Thanks for participating in our first session it was great to meet all of you and get our year started off on a great foot with some in-depth assessment conversation.

In this first session we had a chance to explore the different types of assessment that we are using in our educational systems to improve student achievement.  We brainstormed what the different assessment data we collect means and what measures we are collecting that satisfy these different assessment types.  We also briefly explored reliable and valid data and rolled out the Outcomes-Driven Model for analyzing and interpreting our assessment data.

Here is the PPT we worked through:

Homework for next Session: Please come prepared with assessment data to use in activities that we will accomplish.  We will be looking into identifying and validating the data that we are currently collecting.  Modeling will be included.