This tool can be used to monitor a School or a School Board’s progress during the implementation of a Professional Learning Community (PLC) Data Team.
The tool is a selection of information gathering tools in the form of a matrix or grid that is used to identify key information about PLC/Data Teams: the school, the school principal and team members, the topic of inquiry, calendar of meetings, and level of implementation (according to a simple 3-point rating system based on the data team process model).
The tool was originally used to provide information to the Evidence–Based Practice (EBP) Project on the implementation of school data teams across the nine English school boards. It is a useful resource to support the implementation of new teams.
The data monitoring tool can be used in conjunction with the mapping of the data team exercise as a conversation starter.
The tool helps teams to use the same definition and to develop a common understanding about the level of implementation of a school's data team.
Time is required to observe and identify each data team’s level of implementation.
Besser, L. et al. (2010). Data teams (3rd ed.). Englewood, Co: Lead + Learn Press, a division of Advanced Learning Centers, Inc.
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