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Calling All Administrators: You Do Have Data!

A Companion Guide on Who, Why, and How to Use this Video

Who might use this PA Data Powershot?

The intended audience is School Level Leaders, as well as grade level or department chairs.

Why use this PA Data Powershot?

This Powershot provides a brief 10-minute overview of how a school leader and/or grade-level or department chair can:

  • Explore ways to engage staff in using data to plan and deliver instruction in the 21-22 school year
  • Enhance the school’s use of both historical and current data to set goals and establish priorities

How might you use this PA Data Powershot in your work?

There are a number of opportunities to make use of this Powershot! Below are some examples to get you started.

  • View at a faculty meeting, creating guided questions to accompany the video
  • View and discuss at a grade/subject level meeting, providing discussion time to determine what historical data exists in your own school 
  • Share with school leadership teams, grade/subject level teams, or PLCs to demonstrate the:
    • use of historical data along with current data to inform instruction
    • identification of areas of learning loss and implications for teaching and learning
    • identification of students who may need enrichment or remediation

What are possible follow up action steps?

  • Develop a data recording protocol to document a review of school level PVAAS Value Added and Growth of Student Groups reports, showing growth color(s) over a 3-year period of time
  • Review historical data from local assessments and add this information to the data recording protocol
  • Review historical achievement data from eMetric (PSSA/Keystones):
    • Identify areas where students have struggled in the past and what that means for the teaching and learning of those skills in the current school year
    • Identify reporting categories or areas of skill need for specific students that may require additional reteaching
  • Analyze your local assessment map to determine and/or identify what current data is available OR needs to be collected in the future
  • Add current data to the data recording protocol
  • Compare historical data to current data collected to:
    • Identify students who may need enrichment or remediation
    • Align pacing guides to reflect student needs
    • Ensure both formative and summative data is collected to inform instructional decisions