“This doesn't happen overnight. It takes years of putting systems in place, and everyone in the school system has to ensure that student achievement is the singular focus.” Lisette Alves, Director of Curriculum
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.
Defeating the Predictability of Failure—Using Data to Shape School Culture
"Would you rather have headwinds or tailwinds?" Patricio Vargas, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services at Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, California, posited this question as part of his captivating presentation.
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.