In this part of the session, I can:
  • evaluate current data I am collecting and how I am using it to improve instruction.
  • reflect on data collection with a purpose.
  • understand and discuss the data pyramid and four essential questions.



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Current Data Collection

  • On separate index cards write the following:
    • A piece of data you are currently collecting.
    • What can that piece of data tell you?
    • How do you use that piece of data?
  • Complete for as many pieces of data you are currently collecting using a new index card for each.
  • Find a partner, share and discuss your data cards.
  • Answer the questions on the Data Collection sheet.
  • Whole group share.

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The Data Pyramid

  • Read through the data pyramid sheet and use symbols to annotate the text.
  • Move to discussion groups based on numbers on sheet.
  • Have a volunteer to describe a question that the reading raised (i.e., text marked with a “?”).
  • Invite others who marked the same text with a “ ! ” (indicating prior understanding) to explain their thinking.
  • Continue this process until each individual has shared at least one question or thought. Jot down any questions that cannot be answered by the group.

Resources

Four Essential Questions Document


Agenda - Reflection - Data Collection - Assessment - Next Steps