Student Information and Assessment
Current Student Information Systems and Assessment Databases contain a vast amount of data. The questions are:
Step 1 - Consider the Source - Where is our data? How can we access it? How is it entered? Rate each sources' reliability (dependability: the quality of being dependable or reliable.) and validity (the quality of supporting the intended point or claim; soundness or cogency) SIS, SERF, Data View, Local Assessment, Other Formative Assessments and Benchmarks, Teacher Assessment and other Sources.
Step 2 - Integrating Assessment Data With SIS Data - Are there unique identifiers linking students, teachers, classes, schools and districts? Can apples be compared to oranges? How? GPA vs Assessment Score, Formative vs Summative Score, Predictability of assessment vs GPA for success in class, post high education, vocation.
Step 3 - Find the Data that makes a difference
Step 4 - Getting Information (useful data) to Users: Teachers, Administrators, Staff, Students and Parents. What is the real purpose of a Student Information System or a Reporting System - Simplify, Simplify, Simplify
Step 5 - Using information to improve learning, assessment, intervention and enhancement.
Step 6 - Integrating Assessment and SIS into Curriculum and vice versa.
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