Thursday, October 27, 2011

DESE Data Tools Overview 11-07-11

Developed and presented by the Greater Boston District and School Assistance Center, this workshop is designed to support your continuous efforts to effectively use data to improve student learning and achievement.  The workshop will provide a basic overview, in presentation format, of the following data tools offered by DESE:

School & District Profiles and Quick Statewide Reports – The profiles provide a wealth of information, publicly available, and easy to download into Excel.

District Analysis and Review Tool - The DART offers a snapshot of district and school performance, allowing users to easily track select data elements over time, and make sound, meaningful comparisons to the state or to "comparable" organizations.

Education Data Warehouse 3.0 – DESE released a new version of the EDW in summer 2011 that is more user-friendly and much faster. Presenters will review the basic interface and any changes that have been made.

Early Warning Indicator Index - The Early Warning Indicator Index (EWII) assigns students who were enrolled in eighth grade one of five risk levels (Very High Risk, High Risk, Borderline, At Risk, or Low Risk) based on a variety of data. This information is made available to districts to assist local staff in identifying and supporting students in grade 9 who may be at risk of not graduating on time from high school.

District Data Team Toolkit – The District Data Team Toolkit (DDTT) is a set of tools and resources available to districts as they support effective data and inquiry practice.

Cost:                NO COST. Provided by the Greater Boston District and School Assistance Center.

Date/Time:     Monday November 7th, 2011. 9am-11am

Location:        Shore Educational Collaborative, 100 Revere Beach Parkway, Chelsea MA 02150.

Registration: To register, send an email to Joyce E. Jackson (joyce.jackson@dsacma.org).


Monday, October 24, 2011

Updated AP and SAT Data Available in DESE Profiles

DESE has updated the School and District Profiles to include information related to the 2009-2010 AP and SAT exams (the latest available to ESE from the College Board). The following reports are available:
The links above provide the data for all schools/districts in the state. You can also find the data on an individual school/district's profile. You may want to use the DART tool to identify "like" organizations for comparison purposes as you explore this AP and SAT data.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

DART Updated


The DESE DARTs have been updated to include the 2011 MCAS and Accountability. More information, and the tools themselves, can be found at the DESE DART website. New to DART? See my post from last year to learn the basics of what it is.

If you’d like to learn more about the DARTs and other DESE data tools, please join us on Thurs. Oct 13 at Shore Collaborative for a DESE Data Tools Overview. If this workshop looks interesting, but you can’t attend this Thursday, please let me know. If we have enough interest, we can run the workshop again on a future date.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

DESE Data Tools Overview

Developed and presented by the Greater Boston District and School Assistance Center, this workshop is designed to support your continuous efforts to effectively use data to improve student learning and achievement.  The workshop will provide a basic overview, in presentation format, of the following data tools offered by DESE:

School & District Profiles and Quick Statewide Reports – The profiles provide a wealth of information, publicly available, and easy to download into Excel.

District Analysis and Review Tool - The DART offers a snapshot of district and school performance, allowing users to easily track select data elements over time, and make sound, meaningful comparisons to the state or to "comparable" organizations.

Education Data Warehouse 3.0 – DESE released a new version of the EDW in summer 2011 that is more user-friendly and much faster. Presenters will review the basic interface and any changes that have been made.

Early Warning Indicator Index - The Early Warning Indicator Index (EWII) assigns students who were enrolled in eighth grade one of five risk levels (Very High Risk, High Risk, Borderline, At Risk, or Low Risk) based on a variety of data. This information is made available to districts to assist local staff in identifying and supporting students in grade 9 who may be at risk of not graduating on time from high school.

District Data Team Toolkit – The District Data Team Toolkit (DDTT) is a set of tools and resources available to districts as they support effective data and inquiry practice.

Cost:                NO COST. Provided by the Greater Boston District and School Assistance Center.

Date/Time:     Thursday October 13th, 2011. 9am-11am

Location:        Shore Educational Collaborative, 100 Revere Beach Parkway, Chelsea MA 02150.

Registration: To register, send an email to Joyce E. Jackson (joyce.jackson@dsacma.org).