Bulloch County Schools use data to focus curriculum on improvement and differentiation
To formalize the practice of informed instruction, Bulloch County School District instituted scheduled "intervention and enrichment" time based on MAP data, and all Bulloch County elementary schools now incorporate that time into their day.
Jody Woodrum, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, Pre-K through 8th Grade, explains, "It used to be that we talked about differentiation but we didn't really provide a lot of time or resources or focus for that. And MAP has given us a way to focus on the different needs of different students."
Now, based in large part on students' MAP data and NWEA DesCartes learning statements, "Teachers have a plan for how they use time for either intervening with students that need it, or providing enrichment to challenge those higher level students," Woodrum says.