The Using Data culture leads to improved student performance in a relatively short time. Many districts have seen measurable gains in reading/English/language arts, math, and science, as well as reduced achievement gaps between economic, racial, and special needs groups.
Rowland Unified School District (RUSD), Rowland, CA
“Leader Support for Using Data Results in Measureable Gains”
—Headline about the data literacy efforts at Rowland Unified School District suggested by the district’s Learning Director for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Student Assessment.
Over a three-year period Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) growth steadily increased, with only 53% of the district’s schools meeting AYP the first year, compared with 84% by the third year. AYP growth was also seen in disaggregated school data for student subgroups. Overall, the district met AYP targets for every student subgroup except students with disabilities, and that still represented a 29-point average jump from their 2009 AYP base. More More >>
Clarke County, Las Vegas, Nevada
"The staff at Wendell Williams phoned yesterday screaming. They received their CRT results ... all scores, all grade levels, and all subjects went UP!"
–Florence Barker, Principal and Data Coach, Cartwright Elementary School, Clark County School District, Nevada
In one year, math problem-solving scores at Katz Elementary improved from 59.9% to 67.5%, reading and math scores at Wendell Williams Elementary improved from 18% to 42%, and the percentage of students at Cartwright Elementary scoring proficient or advanced on the Nevada CRTs improved 16% in third grade and 11% in fifth grade.
Johnson County, Tennessee
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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"The biggest change is that our school went from a group of individual teachers to a community."
–Aileen Dickey, Principal and Data Coach, Wildflower Elementary School, Colorado Springs, Colorado