Turning data into direction
Smart data is data that lets us effectively gauge the success of our implementation and turn our observations into course corrections that strengthen our actions.
We want data that allows us to tell a story and depending how that data “Presents” we can use different types of monitoring to help it speak:
When judgement needs to be applied on complex situations we use STOPLIGHT MONITORING to judge our progress and keep things moving.
When numerical goals are in play and a ready volume of frequent data is available we use NUMBER or PERCENTAGE MONITORING to regularly review and apply progress checks.
When progress needs to be understood in context we use FRACTION MONITORING to break down our efforts and determine strengths, weaknesses and bottlenecks.
Together these tools let us read education data better, apply it smarter and build virtuous cycles of change that drive student and school performance.