The conditions or culture for effective data use are foundational to sustain data practices over time. “It is the task of school and district leaders to establish the vision and work toward it with strategic attention given to the three conditions for data use” (Ronka, Geier & Marciniak, 2010). In this series, participants will learn about and explore the necessary conditions including data culture, data capacity, and data quality.
The IL MTSS-N is a project of the Illinois State Board of Education, with funding from the State Personnel Development Grant. Due to federal funding requirements and to provide feedback for internal development, please complete the pre-post test at the bottom of this page after viewing all of the following modules.
The Introductory Module for Series 1, Leading a Culture of Effective Data Use, provides a flyover view of the series’ modules; the most effective way to use/view the modules; and how to access and use handouts.
A strong data culture results when an organization believes in continuous improvement and regularly puts that belief into practice. In the first module of this series, learners will explore and come to understand the elements of a strong culture of data, including commitment, vision, beliefs, accountability, collaboration, modeling, and commitment to ongoing instructional and programmatic improvements. Learners will identify strategies to strengthen the district’s data culture.
Conditions for effective data use include culture, quality, and capacity. “It takes concerted and deliberate effort for school and district administrators to put the necessary conditions for data use in place that support and empower data-driven actions” (Bernhardt, 2013). In this module, the focus is on data capacity and data quality. Learners will align data capacity and quality practices and summarize the next steps to impact district data practices.
The IL MTSS-N is a project of the Illinois State Board of Education, with funding from the State Personnel Development Grant. Due to federal funding requirements and to provide feedback for internal development, we kindly request you complete this short pre-post survey after viewing each series.