Data Analysis Powerpoint

• Definition: (1) The examination of something
in detail in order to understand it better or
draw conclusions from it. (2 )The separation of
something into its constituents in order to find
out what it contains, to examine individual
parts, or to study the structure of the whole
This is NOT an Analysis
• “We did not make AYP in 7th grade reading, 8th
grade math. We did not make AYP in 3rd grade
reading with our low income and students with
disabilities groups”
• Instead, this is a description of your ISAT learning
results. An analysis of your data would break
down the description into smaller parts to give
details as to WHY those grade levels and AYP
groups did not make AYP.
This Is Data Analysis
• Looking at 7th grade reading, for example, you
could break it down into each AYP subgroup to
see which of those were underachieving with
the result that even the “ALL” group did not
make AYP. The next step in the analysis would
be to look at the content strands as shown on
the IIRC for the ISAT to discover those areas
that were weak both for the grade level and
among the AYP subgroups that did not make
Local Assessment Data
• Local assessment data may be any assessment
of learning used by the school that is not the
ISAT or PSAE. Local assessment data may be a
summative assessment such as the Terra
Nova, formative assessment such as Thinklink,
or teacher made criterion referenced
assessments that are also used in a formative
Local Assessments to Validate State
Assessment Data Analysis
• Local assessment data is best used to support
or validate the learning deficiencies identified
as a result of the analyzing ISAT/PSAE results.
• When local assessment data is used in this
manner it makes a stronger case for the
school improvement team to focus their
improvement efforts to the identified areas of
Longitudinal Trends
• Your data analysis, using both state and local
assessment data will be stronger if you analyze
both data sets over the course of several years
(data from the current and at least the two
previous years). While this analysis is not a
compliance issue, it does make a stronger case
for identifying consistent areas of
underachievement that have been resistant to
improvement. Identifying such resistant areas are
the key to continuous school improvement.

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