The School Improvement Data Analysis service provides school districts with highly specialized assistance to develop data collection systems and processes. This service aids the district in the collection and reporting of quality and accurate data in addition to building the district staffs’ capacity to use data to drive programmatic and instructional decisions. It also involves critical work and collaboration with key individuals and/or district teams to ensure that data is gathered, maintained, reported and understood by all appropriate stakeholders in the school system.
The School Improvement Data Analyst assigned to districts will also provide expert analysis of student data from New York State Assessments, and other data sources; and will be available to work directly with teachers and administrators to help interpret and prioritize the data to support data driven decision making. Services will be provided according to the appropriate level of units of service based on the activities outlined below and the days of service purchased to meet the district needs.
A unit of service is defined as 25 days of service to support the activities outlined below.
- Support the district in the required SED data submissions– general and special education
- Support the district in performing timely data verification and consistency checks, helping districts to support SED certifications
- Perform a variety of analyses, and data presentations
- Access to regional data analysis activities
- Provide in district professional development in the area of data interpretation to inform practice
- Provide ongoing monitoring of changes to relevant SED rules, regulations, and policies
- Coordinate and provide leadership for special data related projects (varies depending on district need – this may include research, data trend analysis, and survey development)
- Attend in-district administrative and board meetings as requested and make data analysis and accountability presentations