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Data and Professional Learning Communities

(K-12; 3 hours)

This is a comprehensive training on all aspects of a PLC, including effective implementation, data analysis and review cycle, SMART goal setting and accountability process. This is an opportunity for your organization to reflect on current practice and design and implementation plan for your campus.

(K-12; 3 hours)

In this training (with versions tailored to ATI-Galileo or PowerSchool Assessment), participants will explore keys to effectively analyzing benchmark assessments. This is a hands-on training using real-time data designed for teachers as well as administrators and data coordinators at the site and district level. Highlights include learning how to build trust around sharing data, and engaging participants in discussions about benchmark data, and creating a climate of shared accountability. Additionally, time will be spent identifying pertinent data from ATI-Galileo or PowerTest and using it to create an action plan that drives classroom instruction. Devices and ready-access to benchmark assessment data are required for this training.

(K-8; 2 hours)

Expand your current district’s assessment toolbox through the use of curriculum-based measures (CBM’s). Learn how these general outcome measures of basic academic skills can compliment your current standards-based assessments. CBM’s provide a quick, standardized, reliable, and valid way to “take the temperature” of current academic health as well as monitor growth over time at a system-wide, site, classroom, and individual level. Data-based decision-making is enhanced through these measures which are also designed to objectively assess response to intervention and instruction.

(K-12; 4 hours)

An opportunity for administrators and key teacher leaders to come together to “dig” into their data. Objectives include: analyze district and school data, identify areas of strength and what areas to focus on, and create SMART goals to improve areas of focus. An emphasis will be placed on analyzing Arizona’s school accountability system and discussion on how the growth, proficiency, and acceleration/readiness scores are determined. The Data Dig is offered to multiple districts and charters two times throughout the school year, however, districts and charters can also have a Data Dig in their specific school district or charter if requested.

(K-12; 6 hours)

Designed for districts adding the critical role of Student Achievement Teacher, this training will provide SAT’s and site administrators with an overview of the philosophy behind the position as well as provide in-depth training in the daily responsibilities. Over the course of this session, SAT’s and principals will examine methods of tracking and sharing data with teachers and collaboratively tailor the SAT position to meet the unique needs of schools and districts.