Developing teachers' ability to use data to individualize instruction and increase achievement
Schoolnet's Data Coach Certification Program was developed to make data-driven decision-making and instruction an integral, essential and highly effective part of daily life for administrators, principals and teachers alike.
In fact, many educators' knowledge of and skill in data use is limited - understandably so given the limited expectations for data utilization in the past and the lack of formal training in either assessment or data analysis and utilization.
It has become increasingly clear - particularly since the advent of No Child Left Behind - that the common practices of school improvement planning are inadequate to drive, let alone sustain, significant improvements in student performance.
The Data Coach program is a carefully structured process that is designed to foster a systemic approach to fostering collaborative planning informed by data, at both the administrator and school levels.