Components of a Data-Driven School Culture

  • Set School-Wide Goals: What is the vision for your school?

  • Assess What Matters: Only assess what is needful, and collect only data on which you will take action. 

  • Build Trust: Use of data is about improving student achievement, not teacher performance evaluations. Create a blameless data culture so that everyone is working together, to look at the data and collaborate for change.

  • Empower Teachers: Support teachers’ use of progress monitoring as part of their teaching and learning cycle (assess-analyze-plan-teach)

  • Provide Training: Use outcomes to determine staff deficiencies in understanding and provide personalized professional development to increase and improve best practices

  • Assess What Matters: Only assess what is needful, and collect only data on which you will take action.