Hi Sam. This is where we can work on our outline for the ed tech conference proposal.

Ed-Tech Leadership Conference Website

Application for Presenting Website

--Submission deadline, September 14th.

Call For Proposals Email

Proposal Type:

  • Lecture: 45-minute session led by one or more presenters, each addressing the audience independently

Proposal Categories:

This falls into these 4 categories, I think:

  • Technology Integration
  • Professional Development
  • Educational Applications
  • Accountability

Session Title:
Mechanisms For Data Driven Decision Making

Session Description (no more than 400 words):

Initial Draft: The implementation of No Child Left Behind created a change in the way school administrators and teachers use information. Data can no longer just be collected, data must be used. Floyd County Public Schools of this data collection and analysis is that teachers know what the minimum learning outcomes need to be in order for students to pass the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests, schools and the division make Adequate Yearly Progress, teachers become better teachers and students can learn to their full potential. In this session, we will look in detail at several of the tools that are used in Floyd County and how teachers are trained to use these tools.
The course in which our data stream flows starts at the State level through the Educational Information Management System (EIMS). This is where each school districts SOL testing data is archived. The EIMS site allows school administrators the ability to create reports from districts strand totals to individual student SOL test achievement.

Sam, here is what I changed this morning, September 14, 2007:

Updated Draft: The implementation of No Child Left Behind created a change in the way school administrators and teachers use information. Data can no longer just be collected, data must be used.

If data are to provide meaningful guidance in the process of continuous improvement, teachers and administrators require professional development regarding data gathering tools and the analysis they provide. Educators must have generous opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills related to formative classroom assessment, data collection, data analysis, and data-driven planning and evaluation. Because improvements in student learning are a powerful motivator for teachers, evidence of such improvements as a result of quantitative analysis helps sustain teacher momentum during the inevitable frustrations and setbacks that accompany learning objectives.

The benefit that Floyd County Public Schools receives from this data collection and analysis is that teachers know what the minimum learning outcomes need to be in order for students to pass the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests, the schools and the division make Adequate Yearly Progress, teachers become better teachers and students can learn to their full potential.

In this session, we will look in detail at several of the tools that are used in Floyd County and how teachers are trained to use these tools.

The course in which our data stream flows starts at the State level through the Educational Information Management System (EIMS). This is where each school districts SOL testing data is archived. The EIMS site allows school administrators the ability to create reports from district “strand totals” to individual student SOL test scores.

Tools covered in this workshop will include the EIMS site and the data it can provide, how Floyd County Public Schools uses the data provided by the Test for Higher Standards (Reports Online System), Classroom formative and summative testing, teachers understanding qualitative and quantitative assessments and developing daily instructional objectives, using the Classroom Performance System (also known as "clickers") and the software tools of the ExamView Pro test creation suite.

With this information and these tools, administrators and teachers can make informed decisions about what areas of the curriculum need emphasis and guide district and school improvement planning to further the teaching and learning in each classroom.

NEW Version!


The implementation of No Child Left Behind created a change in the way school administrators and teachers use information. Data can no longer just be collected, it must also be used. The benefits that Floyd County Public Schools receives from this data collection and analysis are many. Teachers know what the minimum learning outcomes need to be in order for students to pass the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests, the schools and the division make Adequate Yearly Progress, teachers become better teachers, and students can learn to their full potential. In this session, we will look at several of the tools that are used in Floyd County and how teachers are trained to use these tools.

The tools we will discuss in our presentation will enable administrators and teachers to make informed decisions about what areas of the curriculum need emphasis. These tools help guide district and school improvement planning to further the teaching and learning in each classroom.

If data are to provide meaningful guidance in the process of continuous improvement, teachers and administrators require professional development regarding data-gathering tools and the analysis they provide. Educators must have opportunities to acquire skills related to these tools such as formative classroom assessment, data collection, data analysis, and data-driven planning and evaluation. Because improvements in student learning are a powerful motivator for teachers, evidence of such improvements help sustain teacher momentum during the inevitable frustrations and setbacks that accompany learning objectives.

Tools covered in this workshop will include several items: the Educational Information Management System and the data it can provide, how Floyd County Public Schools uses the data provided by the Test for Higher Standards (Reports Online System), classroom formative and summative testing, teachers' understanding of qualitative and quantitative assessments including developing daily instructional objectives, using the Classroom Performance System, and the software tools of the ExamView Pro test creation suite.


Note: This is 360 words long. We have a 400 word maximum.




Initial Notes:

Goals
Minimum learning outcome for students-pass SOL
District and Schools make AYP
Teachers become better teachers
Students learn to their full potential
Tools
  • State Standards--how they hook into this
    • Blueprints
    • Minimum Learning Obj.
  • Eims--from Admin to teachers
    • SOL data for Qualitative assessment of classroom instruction
    • Revamp Scope and Sequence
    • Strengths and weakness of new class
  • Test For Higher Standards--how FCPS uses this info
    • Matrix
    • Graphs for Teachers-Students provide meaning
  • Administration and Students
  • Classroom Formative and Summative Testing
  • Teachers-Quantitative and Qualitative assessments-Daily instruction objectives
o CPS
o ExamView