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Data Driven Instruction is yesterday’s news or is it. In K-12 we do have a tendency to embrace the latest and coolest.
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By this time, most of us are very aware of the important role that professional development plays in our goal to raise student achievement. Over the years, much has been written as to the make-up of effective professional development. Discover what isn't said.
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With the Race to the Top grant as the catalyst, teacher evaluation is the hot topic Du Jour. Back when the dinosaurs roamed the earth and I was a classroom teacher my evaluation was based on classroom management. If I didn’t send kids to the office I was considered an exceptional teacher.
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Fun with the PSSA

Apr 07, 2011
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Do you want to have fun with the PSSA? Do you think that is impossible? See how the Penn Hills School District has figured out how to make it happen.
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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.
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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 distinct information within that category.
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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.
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Teaching to student personality types. Introversion vs. Extraversion. Intuition vs. Sensing. Thinking vs. Feeling. Perceiving vs. Judging:
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OnHand Schools knows that doing detailed analysis to discover where students need help is just the beginning. The real hard work and heavy lifting is what the teacher does to help students around their deficiency. Teachers are looking for actual resources that can be part of the instructional plan.
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