Data-Based Decision Making

dbdm

Data are used to solve problems and make important decisions that impact student academic, behavior, and social-emotional well-being. Such decisions should create a continuous cycle of systems improvement involving educator support, policy enhancement, and procedural/instructional improvement. Data sources might include existing academic and demographic records, surveys, interviews, observations, program/policy/process data and fidelity data. 


Data Facilitator Project
  • Requirements for Participants This handout briefly explains the project requirements for data facilitators, administrators, and SCRED services coordinators.
  • eduCLIMBER Access login info. and tutorial for eduCLIMBER, a website that we use to combine and display data from Synergy and FastBridge. Features of eduCLIMBER most relevant to Data Facilitators include Data Walls, Charts, and Collections.
  • FastBridge Access login and training resources for FastBridge, a website that we use to administer academic and SEL assessments.
  • On our MTSS > Infrastructure page you'll find agenda templates used by data review teams.
  • On our MTSS > Assessment page you'll find the Universal Screening packet and the Target Packet.
  • Networking Google Classroom This is our primary communication channel during the school year where Services Coordinators will share short mini-training videos and facilitate discussion.

Annually, SCRED support staff share building-specific copies of the Plan for Data Review Meetings (building teams complete this in August) and Stipend Checklist (administrators complete and submit these each spring). These documents are shared via the building folders linked below:


Progress Monitoring Data


Visually graphing this data is essential for making accurate determinations regarding whether a student is on-pace to meet their goal, but even then it can be difficult for two educators to look at the same graph and reliably make the same determination.

That's where the Data-Based Decision Making Flowchart comes in. Interventionists and intervention teams use this resource because it guides them re: how to consider data points and the trend line in order to make accurate, reliable determinations about progress and then respond accordingly.

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