For two principals at New Paradigm for Education schools, data isn’t just a tool for accountability: it’s a compass that guides them throughout every stage of planning, instruction, and reflection. How do these leaders apply data as a year-round instructional driver instead of just a year-end report card?Read More
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The leaders at Urban Scholars committed to shifting the school’s culture. Now, teachers are getting the support they need and students are learning and growing. Test scores are on the rise: math scores are up by 8%, and ELA by 13%.Read More
Hyde Leadership Charter School-Brooklyn showed impressive academic growth for third through fifth-grade students—14% growth in math and 10% growth in ELA—on the 2017-2018 New York State exams.Read More
Teachers at Mary Walsh Elementary School use qualitative data to differentiate instruction for students. In this video, a 3rd grade teacher explains her system and how she adapts her lessons. Then, watch her speak to students in her classroom to gauge their needs!Read More
If a wireless network is compromised due to the WPA2 vulnerability, ANet data and related passwords will continue to be secure.Read More
If you ask Mission Achievement and Success Charter School for the secret to success, you’ll likely hear “data.” But it’s not just about collecting data. It’s about using data to enhance teaching.Read More
How to analyze student data: Make sure you celebrate student, not numbers.Read More
How to analyze student data: Balance data with context to use data to inform teaching.Read More
“Rigor” is on every math teacher’s mind these days, and for good reasons. Rigorous teaching is key to improving student learning. At German Gerena Community School, an ANet partner in Springfield, MA, Math ILS Lindsey Lindequist developed an innovative approach to analyzing interim data that promotes rigorous teaching.Read More
Using data to inform instruction is easier said than done. Here are the six stages I went through as I adjusted to data-driven instruction, expressed by some of my favorite TV/movie educators.Read More
In education, we’re obsessed with data. But how much of this data is really useful?Read More
Teachers and leaders are spending more time than ever focused on improving student writing. But in order to develop strong writers, we need to have a clear picture of our students as readers, too.Read More
We need to flip the way we think about assessments away from the idea that they are only a vehicle for data, and towards the idea that they are powerful instructional resources.Read More
Sometimes, when we try to explain our online platform, myANet, we overwhelm our audience in our enthusiasm to show all its features and how intuitive it is to use.
If you’ve been a victim of this kind of information overload, or if you’d just like to learn about myANet, then this video is for you. It’s less than five minutes, so it’s not comprehensive—but, hey—it’s less than five minutes!
Just as we teach students to cite evidence in their writing, educators need to use evidence to guide instruction.Read More