Oregon Teachers Using Data So No Child Will Be Lost
With so many competing demands for their time and no writing state assessment, Oregon City teachers worried that classroom focus on writing development would fall by the wayside in their schools. Enter Carol Sanders, the Director of School Improvement at Oregon City School District. Sanders and her team took foundational knowledge about data use from their work with the Oregon Direct Access to Achievement (DATA) Project, an initiative of the Oregon Department of Education, and collaborated with teacher leaders throughout the district. Together, they developed a plan to measure students’ writing skills. The plan, which created a cycle of teaching and analyzing data, empowered teachers to use data to assess the growth of each and every child. Hear from Carol Sanders about how the Oregon City School District used data to improve their schools’ achievement in writing.