1st Edition

I Have the Data…Now What? Analyzing Data and Making Instructional Changes

By Betsy Moore Copyright 2011
    128 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    126 Pages
    by Eye On Education

    In this book, author, consultant, and longtime educator Betsy Moore shows teachers how to use data to make informed instructional changes in their classrooms. Strategies will help them to pinpoint and carry out instructional changes that ensure student success.

    Teachers will learn to:

    • Compile and make sense of data
    • Analyze data - Find out what it means and what to do about it
    • Decide how to do what needs to be done
    • Implement strategies specific to content areas, critical-thinking skills, and test-taking

    This book details just what teachers should look for in their data and what to do with what they find. It will guide them through every step of the data process, helping them to meet each of their instructional goals.

    Introduction: Why Do We Need Another Book About Data?
    1. Compiling the Data: How to Make It All Make Sense
    2. Analyzing the Data: What Does It All Mean?
    3. Analyzing the Data: What to Do About it
    4. Following Data Analysis: Deciding How to Do What Needs to Be Done
    5. Specific Strategies for Specific Subjects
    6. Specific Strategies to Increase Critical-Thinking Skills
    7. Specific Strategies to Increase Test-Taking Skills
    8. Charting the Data for Improvement

    Where To Go From Here BluePrints for the Process References


    Betsy Moore is a veteran teacher who retired from Reynoldsburg City Schools after 30 years of service and is currently the Executive Director of Teacher 2 Teacher (www.teacher2teacher.us), a national educational consulting company based in Ohio. Betsy began her career as a special education teacher, eventually moving on to the regular education classroom. While in the regular classroom she worked on many cutting-edge strategies including student-led conferences and short-cycle assessments. From 2000–2007 Betsy worked in the Literacy Curriculum Alignment Project (LCAP), training over 1500 teachers in more than 60 schools. She co-authored the book Short-Cycle Assessment: Improving Student Achievement through Formative Assessment, which details the process developed in the LCAP work. Betsy co-authored a second book titled Critical Thinking and Formative Assessments: Raising the Rigor in Your Classroom, which provides strategies to teach critical thinking skills to all students. In her role with Teacher 2 Teacher, Betsy provides quality professional development in the areas of differentiated instruction, vertical alignment, short-cycle assessment development, and developing critical thinking skills, to name a few. Betsy lives with her husband Dave, a retired high school assistant principal, in Columbus, Ohio. She has two grown children: Amy, who lives in Hilliard, Ohio, and Bryan, who lives in Lake Elsinore, California. Also living in Lake Elsinore are Betsy’s grandchildren Aria Nicole and Micah Rhys.