|Michigan Coalition of Educational Leadership Partner Organizations
This project is not about fixing anyone. The role of the sixteen participating principals and selected principal mentors is to use their experiences and expertise to assist the implementation team and project consultants in examining the various data streams within K-12 schools and collaboratively developing a framework of protocols, processes and systemic responses that make student data meaning, useful and powerful tools to improve student achievement. Principals are bombarded with data and this data overflow results in frustration, fragmentation of effort, dissipation of time and the inability to connect data with student achievement. We might think of this project as bringing order out of chaos through a systematic use of the data that actually makes a difference in student learning.
The Utilization of Data-Informed Instructional Decision-Making: Voices from 16 Urban School Principals - (Presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the National Alliance of Black School Educators. Nashville, Tennessee - November 17, 2007)