Data is undeniably a powerful tool for understanding the disparities in our systems; it provides the insight and grounding needed to have important conversations about areas for improvement, focus, and priority. Equity of voice speaks to what kind of data is highlighted in our work and the importance of attending to and engaging with the perspectives of those most affected by the system such as teachers, students, and families.
These sessions address the themes of Data & Measurement and Equity of Voice as applied to improvement work. These presentations provide case study examples, tools, and lessons learned for bringing about equitable change. Also included on this page are reflection questions originally posed by the session presenters, resources for further learning, and a feedback form.
- What is the high-level outcome that you’re working towards? What strategies and levers are you using to drive those outcomes?
- What are some indicators of success (or failure) that serve as evidence that what you are doing is (or isn’t) working for your students?
- How are student, teacher, and family perspectives reflected in your data?
- How might you improve your data collection and analysis system to better capture the voices of those most affected by your system?
What does and doesn’t get measured in your workplace, area, network, and/or district? Who decides? What is getting left out?Twitter
- BCG Exercise (PDF)
- Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Developmental Framework (PDF)
- Using Student Voice as Data to Improve the High School Experience and Postsecondary Success: Project Plan Report (PDF)
- 2018 Summit on Improvement in Education, Keynote Address by Tony Bryk, Carnegie Foundation President
- From High School to the Future: Potholes on the Road to College (UChicago Consortium on School Research) (PDF)
- Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain
- Ready, Willing, and Able: Education Leadership Article (PDF)
- Brené Brown on Empathy (video)
- What Works Clearing House Practice Guide (2016)