i3 Data Research Learning Network
Districts will review their data systems, using an equity lens, to better meet the needs of their student groups. This review includes a process mapping of data systems from the user perspective, meaning teachers and administrators. By visualizing the “life of data” in a given district, districts can improve and innovate their data-driven decision-making at the classroom, school and district level.
Balanced assessment systems are critical to inform teaching and learning — the primary purpose of assessments. Districts will balance their assessment systems with an emphasis on formative assessments practices, including student agency and ownership in their learning process. This focus on formative assessments builds upon CCEE’s prior series on Developing & Implementing Balanced Assessment Systems and Formative Assessment.
With an emphasis on the whole child, districts will explore and create engaging data displays that clearly communicate how programs are meeting the academic and social emotional needs of their students. Visual story-telling is a vital design principle in this work. By telling a better story, districts can communicate success and areas of improvement that promotes better parent and community partnership.
The i3 DRLN provides districts and counties with the following resources to power the work of innovating and improving data practices and programs for accelerated student learning.