Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  November 2015

If educators know how to generate and apply data to instruction effectively, then today's emphasis on assessment makes sense and will reinvent teachers as the masters of their own classrooms and creators of significant, student-centered learning.  Data literacy gives teachers a daily, classroom-based lens through which to view data, ask questions, design assessments, and improve their practice.  Improving data literacy across a school through teaming and data dialogue can become the agent of deep, sustained change and educational improvement.  Participants will consider and reflect on current data use and the unique needs of their students and contexts, understand the principles of data literacy, and build on current data and assessment practices to improve instruction in individual classrooms and across schools. 


Part 1: Starting with Students (PDF)

Part 2: Generating Questions (PDF)

Parts 3 and 4: Framing Instruction (PDF)

Part 5: Designing Interventions (PDF)

Part 6: Providing Feedback (PDF)

Part 7: Making Data Collections Effective (PDF)


Data Map (Word)

Student Intervention Action Sheet (Word)

Sample Data Collections 

          2005-06 Sample Data Notebook (PDF)

          2007-08 Morrison Data Collection (PDF)

          2008-09 Morrison Data Collection (PDF)