EDU 688 EDU688 Week 5 DQ 1 Analyzing Data and Assessment Measures (Ashford)
Analyzing Data and Assessment Measures. In order to make informed decisions when it comes to forming a budget a principal needs to analyze data that is collected. The viewpoints of stakeholders’ should be included to ensure the plan is reflective of the demographics of the school and support the school vision. The data needed to complete the budget includes student achievement results, attendance data, dropout rate, failure rate, parent, teacher, and student surveys, retention rates, discipline data, staffing patterns, and any other information useful in measuring the school’s performance. This data is sorted, coded, and disseminated so that all stakeholders have this information and can help create the budget plan. We also collect data to ensure that the incorporation of standards based learning and student data is in concert with the mission and vision statement of the school. In the discussion this week, you will discuss why we collect data and how to use this data when we are involved in changing a school culture, supporting the success of all students, and making sure there are sufficient finances to cover the changes
Initial Post – Review data related material in Chapter 3 and 4 of the Sorenson and Goldsmith textbook, Earl and Katz (2006), and use “Principles and Indicators for Student Assessment Systems” (2007) to determine whether your organization utilizes the appropriate student achievement results to measure school success to help address the following three points:
Describe a situation in your past experience where data was necessary to implement change. If you have no past experience, you may construct a hypothetical one.
Analyze how you could use data to increase the effects of this change; support your response with reference to the required reading material.
Analyze to what extent this change process was a success; support your response with reference to the required reading material.
Guided Response - Respond to at least two peers. In your replies, consider asking questions of your peers about their responses to encourage further conversation. Reflect upon your fellow peers’ approach to data collection. Analyze their justification for how they would use this data to ensure the change process is successful. Though two replies is the basic expectation, for deeper engagement and learning, you are encouraged to provide responses to any comments or questions others have given to you including the instructor, before the last day of the learning week. This will further the conversation and provide you with opportunities to demonstrate your content expertise, critical thinking, and real world experiences with this topic.
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