Donna Albaugh, M.Ed., M.S.A.

Professional Development Consultant...........


Jody Cleven, Ph.D.

Professional Development Consultant............


Heather Stewart, M.A.

Professional Development Consultant..........





Essential Question
How can the use of EVAAS data in Data Teams enhance instruction?

Clear Learning Targets
I can analyze EVAAS data and explain terms and meanings of reports.
I can explain EVAAS reports and identify uses of reports for Data Teams and Teacher Teams.

Norms: Can we agree?
  • To be actively involved
  • Value differences
  • Have fun
  • Others?



  • What do you Wish to learn from this session?
  • Use the index card to write down your thoughts
  • Share with your 'shoulder partner'
  • Debrief..................................................................................................

EVAAS Reports Overview

Power Point in PDF format: ....................
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Reflective Assessment Resources

Proactive Assessment Resources

Using the Reports

Take a few moments to review the "big ideas" from these reports. Share those ideas on this Answer Garden.

What are some of your "Big Ideas"?... at

Sharing the EVAAS reports with Data Teams

..Data teams are the single best way to help educators and administrators move from "drowning in data" to using information to make better instructional decisions.
~ Douglas Reeves, 2009

How are we going to share information about EVAAS? Next steps?... at

Questions such as the following may be used to start the data-driven conversation:
  • Where do these data come from?
  • What do these numbers represent?
  • What are the units of measurement?
  • Who are the students included in these data?
  • What do the data seem to indicate?
  • What do the data not tell us?
  • What patterns do we see in the data over time?
  • In what ways is achievement this year similar to (or different from) student achievement in the same data base last year?
  • What good news is here to celebrate?
  • How close is the school to meeting state or county standards? How much improvement will be needed in future years to meet these standards?
  • How is student achievement in _ (data point) connected to achievement in _ (data point)?
  • What other data or additional information are needed before we can identify possible root causes?

Questions such as the following may be used to structure the data-driven conversation:
  • Why are these data important?
  • Why might these data have occurred?
  • Why do the data look like they do?
  • What factors might have contributed to the student achievement results we are seeing?
  • Which of these factors might have contributed to why the data are at their current levels:
    • Staff changes
    • Professional development in the school and system
    • School climate
    • Curriculum implementation
    • Use of time and scheduling
    • Use of human and financial resources
    • Special programs of remediation and enrichment
  • What other factors might have played a part in obtaining these results?
  • In what ways have programs changed from the previous year?
  • How can we explore our assumptions about possible root causes a little further?
  • What professional development might have occurred or not occurred that could have impacted these data?
  • Why and in what ways did the curriculum change?
  • In what ways did the staff change?
  • Which of the factors identified as possible root causes are within the control of the school to change?

==clipart_board_meeting.jpgHow could these 'questions' assist data team work?==

Are some better than others?

Which ones will you definitely use? Not?

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  • Count off by 5

  • Locate your assigned table

  • Read the “scenario” document on your table...............

  • Discuss the scenario

  • Move to the next table when prompted
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Teacher Reports

Team Planning and Next Steps

Summarize and Wrap-Up

Friday Institute Survey

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