Section 3: Increasing collaboration and communication using OGT data
Goal-setting Tips for the District and School Leadership Teams
Reviewing the overall and subject-level performance data and discussing performance patterns is the first step to analyzing and understanding student performance on the OGT.
Begin by examining the positive patterns in your data and the factors that contribute to strong student performance. You can start by accessing your district’s or school’s Online Score Report and View All Students’ Scores chart.
View the Online Score Report data to help identify the positive student performance patterns across your district and to note the areas that challenged students in your district.
- Use the Breakdown by feature in Display Options to add important AYP category information and compare your students’ performance with the overall performance of students in the state within the same AYP category.
- To learn more about how to create your own groups and use the filter feature, choose the Professional Development tool: Using OGT Data Effectively: Tips and Strategies for Teachers, School Leaders and District Leaders.
Questions to Ask:
The next step is to consider why these student performance patterns exist.
- What are the specific deficits or problem areas in the students’ learning?
- Why might these deficits or problem areas exist?
The answers to these questions are the first steps in identifying the root causes of certain performance patterns.
The View All Students’ Scores data will provide specific information that your leadership team can use to pinpoint the content standards that contribute to strong student performance.
When reviewing these data, answer the following question: What factors are contributing to these patterns of strong performance in my district?
Also, determine which subject areas need improvement.
- The Online Score Report and View All Students’ Scores data you used to determine positive performance patterns are also appropriate for this analysis.
- Individual student data can help you create a comprehensive picture of the subjects and content standards that challenge individual students. These data also provide you with an opportunity to create new classes that allow you to target those students who may need intervention.