By Mary Anne Mather, Managing Editor
TERC’s Using Data for Meaningful Change Blog

LogicModelDuvalTERC’s Using Data facilitators have been working for the past two years with 30 elementary schools in Duval County Florida. This is possible through funding from a U.S Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES) grant to study the efficacy of the Using Data for Meaningful Change processes.

As our time together winds down, the Duval schools are sharing stories about transformation in practice, focus, and student achievement. In May, the schools will host a local conference to share their successes, collaborate to address ongoing challenges, and plan for how their data cultures will serve them as they tackle new district mandates and initiatives. We hope to share their individual stories with you – both as inspirations and mini-tutorials about how they have developed a data culture that doesn’t relegate students to a set of numbers. Instead, it pinpoints specific student needs, gets students invested in their own learning successes, and in some cases has impressively raised school ratings.

In the meantime, we share this glimpse of the outcomes that were already surfacing last spring. This article just appeared on the SEEN* website

Putting Data Back Into the ‘Palms’ of Duval County’s Teachers

For a related story about Duval’s San Mateo Elementary School see, The Journey to Create a Data Driven School Culture.

*SEEN—the Southeast Education Network’s mission is to reinvigorate the spirit of American education. SEEN Magazine and http://www.SEENmagazine.us, presents resources, ideas, and techniques to help educators become more effective while growing personally and professionally. SEEN is the only organization that addresses the unique needs of educators who live and work in the southeastern United States.