Best Practices Using Data
November 2, 2005
Robert MacNaughton, Ph. D.
Superintendent
Ramapo Central School District
[email protected]
845/357-7783

DATA must get to the classroom level.
Test results are worthless unless
communicated in a way that
facilitates appropriate actions.
ELA 8 - 2005 Performance Level Anaylsis
Level
Level
Level
Level
4
3
2
1
MALE
FEMALE
W
B
ETHNIC CODE
H
A
I
Spec Ed
F/R Lunch
District Wide
26
44
61
2
2
4
1
1
2
Suffern Middle School
26
44
61
2
2
4
1
1
2
District Wide
107
90
172
8
7
10
0
5
13
Suffern Middle School
107
90
172
8
7
10
0
5
13
District Wide
71
43
94
7
8
3
2
32
7
Suffern Middle School
71
43
94
7
8
3
2
32
7
District Wide
8
1
4
1
4
0
0
8
2
Suffern Middle School
8
1
4
1
4
0
0
8
2
% Correct
100%
90%
79%
80%
70%
60%
53%
50%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%
1
2
100%
93%
90%
79%
80%
70%
60%
53%
% Correct
50%
P Value
40%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%
1
2
% 3 or Better
90%
80%
70%
60%
50%
40%
30%
20%
10%
0%
79%
81%
78%
69%
67%
74%
54%
% 3 or Better
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
# of AP Exams
600
524
500
446
362
400
200
292
286
300
# of AP Exams
238
193
100
0
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
Number of AP Exams and Percent 3 or Better
600
90%
79%
500
81%
78%
446
69%
67%
524
400
74%
54%
300
50%
292
238
200
70%
60%
362
286
80%
40%
193
30%
20%
100
10%
0
0%
1999
2000
2001
2002
# of AP Exams
2003
% 3 or Better
2004
2005
Department
– 75%
Teacher “A”
- 85%
Department
-
90%
Teacher “A”
-
70%

If you could do only one
thing to insure a high level
of learning for all students,
what would it be?
Common Assessments.
Insist on Common Assessments

Teachers of the same course or grade
level:

should have absolute common agreement on
what they expect all their students to know and
be able to do

should have common, collaboratively scored
assessments at least once each quarter
-Doug Reeves
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