Section 3: Increasing collaboration and communication using OGT data
Increasing Collaboration and Communication Using OGT Data
"An intensive, collaborative focus on selected goals increases the chance for immediate impact" (Schmoker, 58).
The focus of this tool is to provide information about creating and maintaining collaborative teams and to communicate with one another effectively in order to help students achieve proficiency. Specifically,
- District and School Leaders can establish and maintain leadership teams to make programming decisions;
- Teachers can collaborate, using OGT data to make instructional decisions.
This tool refers to two types of collaborative teams: a School or District Leadership Team and a Collaborative Teacher Team. Both teams can collaborate to understand and address student needs within schools and districts.
- School or District Leadership Teams comprise school or district leaders (content specialists, guidance counselors, department heads, administrators, etc.). The purpose of this team is to continually evaluate and improve the overall district or school program.
- Collaborative Teacher Teams comprise groups of teachers working together to think critically about student performance. These groups may be grade-level, interdisciplinary, departmental, or vertical. The purpose of teachers collaborating is to understand student performance patterns, both across groups and in individual students, and to make instructional decisions designed to meet student-learning needs.