Data Needed to Lead is Much More Than “Just” Testing
Presenters: Mike Oswalt & Pete Watson, Illuminators
Description: State testing data is not enough to identify successful programs and teachers who produce incredible results. We’ll discuss why school leaders must make data informed decisions so that instructional practices are “first and best”, remedial instruction is targeted, afterschool resources are effective, best practices are utilized to develop instructional examples/coaches. We will also discuss the importance of quality data and the support needed behind the scenes through collaboration between curriculum and technology departments.