Data Literacy Services
Data Wellness Screener: This survey-like tool enables leaders to self-reflect on their personal data literacy, their role as a leader of a data literate system, as well as the overall data literacy of their system. The tool can be downloaded at MCESA’s website for individual use. However, it is recommended that teams of leaders complete the screener collaboratively to maximize the reflective analysis. MCESA facilitates a reflective process at schools or LEA offices for specialized support, or group workshops are offered throughout the year at MCESA. Download here.
PLC Support: One of the most important tasks of a professional learning community is the purposeful analysis of data. However, many PLCs need support with building team leaders, being prepared, developing skills, or increasing knowledge. MCESA can meet with any shape or size of professional learning community to guide data analysis sessions. This could take the form of meeting with groups of teachers to analyze benchmark assessment data or leading a group of leaders in analyzing trends in demographics and attendance.
Formative Initiative Data Analysis: Schools and LEAs are constantly embarking on new initiatives to solve local problems. However, it takes effort and focus to monitor that the initiative is proceeding well and that the desired results are being achieved. Ideally, reflections on progress are data-based and not solely formed by visceral perceptions. With this custom service, MCESA supports LEAs with defining data questions, identifying data sources, collecting data and facilitating analysis. This service is akin to a formative program evaluation to monitor that actions are making the desired impact.
Custom Consultation: Drawing from MCESA’s extensive repertoire of workshops and hands-on support, LEAs can build their own series of custom support to become a system driven by data-based decision-making.