The attached document is a visual representation of and guide to the 8 step data wise improvement process. It describes the collaborative inquiry process of making decisions based on the collection and analysis of data.
This is a schematic model that was developed by Boudett, et al, illustrating the steps involved in the process of using data to inform effective instruction. This process includes decision-making, actions, and adjustments for improving teaching and learning.
The EBP Project has incorporated this tool in a variety of professional development settings aimed at teachers, consultants, principals, and school board administrators, to guide participants through the process of transforming evidence-based knowledge into practice.The tool has also been used to assess what stage Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) or Data Teams are at in the process of using data.
Data Wise: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning forms part of the EBP Project’s fundamental reading. The evidence based models are used to create a shared understanding about the process of using data to improve outcomes.