USING DATA TO DRIVE INSTRUCTION

Dr. Cherry-Ann Joseph-Hislop

CASE STUDY
NYS ELA 2013-2014
100%

90%
80%
70%
60%
Grade 3 ELA

50%

Grade 4 ELA
Grade 5 ELA

40%

30%
20%
10%
0%
2013-14_L1%

2013-14_L2%

2013-14_L3%

2013-14_L4%

• What is the data telling you?
• What would be your next
steps?

WHAT IS DATA DRIVEN INSTRUCTION

Data Driven Instruction is a process where
data is used to inform or drive instruction.
The answer lies in the name!

THE DATA DRIVEN
CULTURE
Assessment

Analysis
Action

GETTING STARTED
Assessments begin the
Process
Identify a Baseline:
• Aligned to State Tests
• Aligned to Instructional
Outcomes (CCLS)

NEXT STEP – ANALYZING THE DATA

Analysis moves the process
forward
Analyze each item on the test
Generate data reports
Look for trends

FINAL STEP – THE ACTION PLAN

Actions make the
difference
• Instructional Plan
• Implementation of Plan
• Ongoing Assessment
• Accountability

LITERACY CYCLES

A Data-Driven Approach
to the
Teaching of Literacy

TOTALS
PERCENTAGE
ANSWERS

X

X

X

X
X
X
X
X
X
X

X

X

X
19
73%

D

X
18
69%

B

A

20
77%
B

Identify
Author’s
Purpose

X

X X X X X X X X

X

X

X

X

X X

9.
Sequence
of Events
10.

8. Make
Inferences
X X X X X
X
X X X X X X

X

X
X

X
X
X
8
31%

B

X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X

X
X
X
X
X
X

12
46%
A

X

X

X
X
X
5
19%

D

X
X
X
X

X
X
X

X
X
X
X

X
18
69%

X

X X

X

X

X X X

X X X X X

X X

7.
Sequence
of Events

X X X

6. Use
Context
Clues

5. Make
Inferences
X X X X X X X

X X

X X X

X X

X X

Drawing
Conclusio
ns

X X X

X X
X X X X X

2. Identify
Story
Details
3.

X X
X X X

Student Names:
1 John Doe
2 Jane Doe
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26

1. Identify
Main Idea

Performance Indicator Formative Evaluation Grade 3
Class:3-301
Teacher:

4.
Vocabular
y/Details

THE BASELINE DATA

X

X
X
5
19%

B

17
65%
C

6
23%
C

1
1
6
4
3
2
4
5
7
7
6
7
5
7
3
7
6
5
6
3
7
7
8
6
4
1
128
49%

10%
10%
60%
40%
30%
20%
40%
50%
70%
70%
60%
70%
50%
70%
30%
70%
60%
50%
60%
30%
70%
70%
80%
60%
40%
10%

CYCLE 1 (14 WEEKS)
A literacy foundation is built based on one literacy
skill each week. This cycle is done grade-wide, and
students receive instruction based on their
academic level. (Differentiated Instruction)
Ex. Skill of the week - “Finding the Main
Idea.”
 Teach several strategies to finding the Main Idea
 5 point Quiz on Friday to gather data

SAMPLE SKILL OF THE WEEK PLAN
Week 1: Identifying Important Details
CCLS: R1.K.1 R1.1.1 R1.2.1 R1.3.1 R1.4.1 R1.5.1
Strategies and Teaching Points
Day 1

How do we use text features to identify important details in a
text?

Day 2

How do we locate important details in a text that is needed to
answer questions?

Day 3

How can we use the 5Ws and H in a story to identify
important details?

Day 4

How can we identify detail questions in a story from other
types of questions?

Day 5

Weekly Assessment

ANALYSIS OF CLASS PERFORMANCE
Grade Level: _____________________

Date: _________________

Subject Area: ____________________ Task/Skill: __________________
Needs Significant
Support: 0-64%
(Low Performance)

____% of Class

Satisfactory Skill Level:

Mastery of Skill:

65-80%

81-100%

(Average Performance)

(High Performance)

____% of Class

____% of Class

CYCLE 1 SKILL OF THE WEEK DATA

CYCLE 2 (9 WEEKS)

2. Identify Story
Details

3. Drawing
Conclusions

4.
Vocabulary/Details

5. Make Inferences

6. Use Context
Clues

7. Sequence of
Events

8. Make Inferences

9. Sequence of
Events

10. Identify
Author’s Purpose

Whereas Cycle 1 is grade-wide, Cycle 2 is
teacher- and classroom-based. Teachers look at
their data, diagnose and plan. The data in Cycle
2 look slightly different but still allow for the
identification of struggling students.
1. Identify Main
Idea

3-212

86%

66%

72%

93%

28%

38%

38%

34%

66%

17%

3-214

68%

46%

61%

79%

32%

39%

54%

32%

57%

36%

100%

0%

100%

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

100%

0%

3/4-109

INDICATORS
10. Identify Author’s Purpose

9. Sequence of Events

8. Make Inferences

7. Sequence of Events

6. Use Context Clues

5. Make Inferences

4. Vocabulary/Details

3. Drawing Conclusions

2. Identify Story Details

1. Identify Main Idea

CLASS PECENTILE

IDENTIFY THE NEEDED SKILLS
ELA BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT RESULTS

120%

100%

80%
3-212

3-214

60%

40%
3/4109

20%

0%

CYCLE 2 SKILL OF THE WEEK DATA

CYCLE 3 – SIX WEEKS
A student who did not master the skills in Cycle 1
or Cycle 2 must be given a chance to master the
skills in Cycle 3 with a teacher who will use
research-based practices combined with
professional experience to bring about the desired
results for that student.

CYCLE 3 DATA – STUDENT GENERATED

CYCLE 4 – SIX WEEKS
This is the evaluation cycle and in this cycle, the
impact of the approach is measured qualitatively
and quantitatively.

Surveys for teachers and students – Qualitative
Test Scores Analysis – Quantitative

DDI
Questions
&
Answers