Future Ready

Data Literate Education Professionals

Educators in the system are data-literate. They are aware of the legal and ethical responsibility to ensure security, accuracy, and privacy in the collection, analysis, exchange of, and reporting of data. They understand the potential uses and misuses of data in the teaching and learning process and act accordingly. All education professionals in the district use data to inform instructional and administrative decision making. Data literacy extends to students as well as curricula are reviewed and updated to make effective use of evidence and data a priority for all.
Investigating (0-3) Envisioning (4-5) Planning (6-7) Staging (8-10)
District leaders investigate evidence-based reasoning and data-driven decision making, focusing on the types of training and professional development all staff members will need to use sophisticated data systems effectively. District leaders create a new vision for a data-based environment that includes scenarios defining an informed, well-trained, knowledgeable staff and data-savvy students. District leaders embark on a community-based planning process designed to transition the district into a culture of evidence-based reasoning and data-informed decision making. The plan includes a timeline, budget, and defined path toward the vision. District leaders set formal expectations for data-driven decision making and evidence-based reasoning at the district and school levels. They integrate these concepts into school improvement plans, staff development offerings, decision-making processes, and investment set-asides. Curricular materials are purchased; teaching training sessions are offered, and evidence-based reasoning is integrated into student learning standards.