Data Driven Decisions

For this week’s discussion, you will reflect upon your early understanding of intervention and collaboration and relate it to the use of student data as a source for intervention decision making and design. Whether instruction targets PreK-12 or adult learners, a variety of data sources from both formative and summative assessments can and should be used to measure progress. As indicated in the Weekly Lesson, collaboration and the use of multiple types of data provides opportunities to identify mastery as well as gaps in learning. Effective approaches to collaboration and data-based interventions are modeled by the two schools featured in the videos below. Whether your professional practice focuses on learners in the PreK-12 environment or that of adult learning, these approaches are considered best practices and are therefore applicable across a variety of learner populations.

Prepare:
Watch each of the two videos. Focus on how Meyer Elementary School, in the video Response to Intervention: Guiding Students to Success at Their Own Level, (Links to an external site.) has translated data and assessments into meaningful and targeted intervention to meet students at their learning ability and notice how Humboldt Elementary School, in the video Sharing Data to Create Stronger Parent Partnerships (Links to an external site.), features the importance of using detailed data to communicate with families in purposeful ways so as to support student learning.

Write (Post an initial response by Day 3). Consider recording your response using the “Record/Upload Media” button in the discussion response toolbar. 

In the subject line of your response, indicate whether your focus is that of PreK-12 education or adult learning.

  • Describe how each school team modeled effective collaboration including communication with families.
  • Share at least two points regarding data collection that resonated with you. What did you learn about data translating to intervention that you may not have thought about before or that reinforced what you already knew?
  • Provide a specific example of how you might apply one or more of the concepts observed from either or both videos to your own professional practice.

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