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Kaleidoscope of Data (Part 1)

In the world of data-driven instruction educators are entrenched in a stream of information. To analyze the data we slice student information so many ways that it resembles a kaleidoscope.

Kaleidoscope of Data (Part 2)

Think of each tiny colored crystals in our Student Data Kaleidoscope as a unique piece of information. Each color could represent a category of data. That means that individual pieces of the same color or shades of the color could represent discrete and …

Kaleidoscope of Data (Part 3)

what data do we use to inform decision-making? How do we define the amount and variety of that data? Discover that and more with this post.

Kaleidoscope of Data (Part 4)

In any decision-making process, information is the key element. It defines the scope of the issue at hand, sculpts perspective and in essence dictates potential action.

Is Your District Ready for Response to Intervention?

Is Your District Ready for RTI? Use a RTI evaluation model to learn if your district is ready to start the RTI process or if your district has sucessfully implemented the RTI process.

Data Informed Instruction from a 360 Degree Perspective

In the K-12 data analysis world we look at student performance. All data analysis is based on a lens that looks at the student performance data. There is nothing wrong with that and if I had to design a data analysis system it would start with the stude…

Common Assessments, Why Care Enough to Fight Through the Jargon!

Wow the jargon in K-12 is impressive. Current terminology in the assessment realm is deep and varied. How many teachers or administrators can define each of these types of assessments below? I couldn’t.

What is the Difference Between RTI and MTSS?

Many educators view Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) as one and the same. They're not. While RTI and MTSS share some philosophies, the two are different. Discover the difference in this blog article and take home…

Forecast Student PSSA Results with Over 70% Accuracy

In a 2,000 student study OHS predicted, with greater than 70% accuracy on the 2015 PSSA results. See how it was done.