How do we protect this collective teacher efficacy when it comes to state data?
- Ed Evals with State Data: Anxiety seems to the enemy of efficacy and our system has created a great deal of teacher anxiety requiring student growth and assessment data be a considerable portion of educator evaluations. Many have found an intuitive and teacher-friendly approach to help reduce or eliminate anxiety, called Adequate Growth with Std. Err. Learn more at the MASA Breakout session (PPT and Handout) or on the support page.
- Comparison to Similar Schools i.e. RNN: Schools solely comparing to the state average often find it may cause complacency in low poverty schools or despair in high poverty schools. By also utilizing a comparison to similar schools, we have seen complacency replaced with urgency and despair replaced with hope. Learn more at the MASA Breakout session (Presentation) or support pages and other sites, such as RNN Data Tool, Parent Dashboard Support (or direct link), and Mackinac Center Rankings.
- School Accountability: Past accountability systems have contradicted each other with a single summative score (Ranking: 42nd, Color: Yellow, Label: Reward). Might it be possible to create one cohesive accountability system that does not produce a summative score but rather has a "Report Card" that would have a few key components or have a more complete dashboard with key components highlighted, such as:
- Percent Proficient (percent of students reaching proficiency or close enough due to the error in testing)
- Percent meeting Adequate Growth (see bullet #1)
- Comparison to similar schools (see bullet #2)
- Comparison of significant subgroup populations with the same subgroup across the entire state.