70 Districts Compare Practices on Collecting, Analyzing Data
To stay on top of the needs of a highly mobile enrollment, educators in the Aldine Independent School District in north Houston rely on frequent common assessments across subjects and grades to gauge how well students are learning. Aldine’s leaders use the short tests to check progress every three weeks in the 58,000-student system, which has a mobility rate of 30 percent.
The data those tests generate are parsed and scrutinized by teachers who use the results to tweak their instruction.
In Jenks, Okla., where students usually turn out some of the best test scores in the state, Superintendent Kirby Lehman and his team are using data to track their goal of getting all students to complete Algebra 1 by the end of 8th grade. In the 2007-08 school year, 78 percent of 8th graders in Jenks did so, and 97 percent of that group scored at least a “satisfactory” on the recent end-of-course exam in...
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