Math Teachers in our Data-Driven World
Does your school have data teams and PLCs? Analyzing student performance and planning strategies for improved instruction are huge right now. A critical missing piece is the stated role of the math teacher in these data discussions.
What if schools tapped the talents of math teachers to work with staff on interpreting student scores? What if math teachers played a role in designing meaningful ways to display student performance data? Data teams create opportunities for teachers to collaborate with each other on skill building strategies for kids. As we move ever closer to student performance data appearing in teacher evaluations, the voices of teachers in data conversations become more and more important. But even more critical is that teachers understand the messages in the data. That’s where math teachers have an edge. Are any of you involved at this level of data analysis in your schools? Please share if you are.
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