Changing classroom and school practices to improve student learning also require changes to a school’s culture. Culture also impacts how and what improvements are made to benefit student learning, and data can be a powerful lever to explore inequities, expose systemic biases, and change beliefs and practices needed to improve the achievement of disenfranchised students. Participants gain analytical tools to uncover the real problems school leaders need to address to close success gaps in schools.
Schools that successfully improve student achievement regularly use data to guide decisions about instruction, student support and professional development. Participants learn Easy-to-use processes are taught, and participants learn how data are a vital part of the school improvement process.