“The goal is to turn data into information, information into insight, and insight into action. What actions must we take in helping students overcome their headwinds?” Patricio Vargas, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services
Top Five Takeaways
Many great ideas were exchanged at the Ferguson Institute, and a few themes emerged.
Developing an Academic Improvement Index
Catherine Matthews of Everett Public Schools, Everett, Washington, discusses an effective way to use student performance data to identify and close achievement gaps in a school or district environment.
Leveraging District Data Chats to Guide Changes in Instruction and Operation in Schools
For two years in a row, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS), Florida, has received an “A” rating from the Florida Department of Education.
Using Data with Equity Initiatives
This panel presentation brought together educators from three school districts across the United States who are focused on using data to inform equity initiatives in their home districts.