Analyze, act, refine, grow: embed data-driven education throughout your district
Educators deserve professional development that takes their unique data challenges and opportunities into account. NWEA Data Coaching starts with helping you analyze a wide range of local data—including student records, examples of student work, and results from different types of assessment. Together, we’ll hone your strengths and work to construct and implement data-driven education plans focused on making a positive difference in student learning.
Data Coaching allows us to bring all staff together to talk about data specifically within OUR school's culture. The coach truly addressed the concerns and needs of our staff, while still moving us down the road to create a data-driven culture at our school.
|DELIVERY METHOD||Full-day or multi-day onsite or phone sessions with various small groups|
|PREREQUISITES||None; complements any assessment program|
|PARTICIPANTS||Leadership teams or instructional teams|
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Boost your team’s data confidence to benefit every student’s academic growth
Using quality assessment data effectively and consistently leads to better learning for all your students. Finding time for reflective activities that transform new learning into changed practices, though—that can be tough. Our data coaches quickly energize and empower your teams to move beyond common barriers to student learning.
Grasp how to effectively use data from multiple assessments
Align educators’ use of data with district goals
Integrate assessment data into instructional and programmatic decision making
Build assessment literacy district-wide
Support teams’ transition to—and long-term success with—more rigorous state standards
Work with us to tailor a solution
NWEA Data Coaching emphasizes building on a school or district’s strengths. Choose from recommended topics or work with us to tailor a solution. Then invite your administrator teams, other leadership groups, or those handpicked to focus on a specific goal.
Go beyond the workshop
Protect the investment you’re making in assessment, data use, and professional development
Two decades of education efficacy studies show there’s immense value in providing educators with coaching support and follow-up after initial professional development.
Rate of new skill implementation with coaching support and follow-up
19% or less
Rate of new skill implementation without coaching support and follow-up
Citations: Joyce and Showers, 1996; Fouts, 2003; Stinnett and Zenger, 2007.
NWEA Data Coaching: Recommended topics
Make essential connections between assessments and student learning. Our data coaches will help you develop district-wide assessment literacy and ensure a cohesive approach to your overall assessment plan. Participants will take stock of their assessment practices, identify time and resource efficiencies, clarify assessment priorities, and align specific assessments with their appropriate uses.
Implementing rigorous new state or Common Core standards? This session develops your capacity to effectively use the assessment data during and after your transition.
Analyze data regularly to gain insights about increased student growth and achievement. Let our data coaches help you create or strengthen data-informed cultures. Participants will gain understanding of how to use regular, structured data conversations to systematically embed data use into instructional decisions and organizational planning.
Build comprehensive and integrated district plans centered around student learning needs. Work with our data coaches to determine the best way to use multiple data sets to inform the development of your professional learning, assessment choices, and instructional plans. We’ll ensure your plans align with student needs and district goals as well as available district structures and resources.
Ask us to create from-scratch coaching sessions. Do you have a different MAP data coaching need? We’re happy to discuss your goals and explore a focus beyond our most popular data topics.
Explore our online, on-site, and regional workshop options today!
Your Data Coaching complement: MAP Foundation Series
MAP Foundations Series workshops help educators using Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) K – 12 computer adaptive interim assessments connect their MAP data to a variety of needs—instructional, programming, and planning. Our mix and match offerings focus on helping all your staff access, understand, and apply your school or district’s data.