Data-driven Decision Making…For Real This Time


Are your annual Academic Improvement Plans copied and pasted from year to year? Do principals simply tweak the percentages for math and ELA? Can they explicitly describe how they will move 4th grade Math from 42% - 70% this year?  If we are being honest, we will have to admit that our efforts to improve student achievement have not changed much in the last 30 years. Your most recent academic implementation is more than likely new drill-and-practice software, or a new textbook adoption (Same as our Moms...and our Grandmoms when they were in school!). Our professional development is often the [...]