Using Data to Inform Instruction


Presenter: Nicole Shannon, Hutto ISD 
T-TESS Domain: Planning 1.2
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Getting students to ask “How can I improve?” instead of “What’s my grade?” is every teacher’s dream. How do we help students understand not only how they’re doing in class, but ways they can increase their development and improve performance where needed? This course offers tips for using data to get students involved in the process, while shaping classroom instruction.

You’ve probably heard that setting goals is key to success, but how do you know which goals to set? By assessing and reflecting on student data using the strategies outlined in this course, teachers can more clearly identify goals for the next school year.

This course specifically addresses the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS). 

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Take learning to the next level with practical strategies for helping students understand their assessment results and how they apply to continued learning and development. In Using Data to Inform Instruction, Nicole Shannon discusses the relationship between student assessment and classroom instruction, and how to “share data forward” to inform teaching practices and increase success for students and teachers.

This course covers:

  • Spiraling
  • Informal and formal assessments
  • Strategies for applying assessment data to teaching practices
  • The importance of professional learning communities of professional learning communities

This course specifically addresses the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS).

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12 reviews for Using Data to Inform Instruction

  1. Benjamin – SAN DIEGO ISD (verified owner)

    Great information provided. Informative with pro active examples that can be used to promote unilateral assessments.

  2. Christina – INDIAN LAKE LOCAL (verified owner)

    This course was very informative.

  3. Elizabeth – VAN WERT CITY (verified owner)

    This course reviews different ways that data can be analyzed from the different perspectives of teachers, students, classes, and colleagues. It reinforces the idea that teachers can improve their craft by reflecting individually, as well as with others who can offer advise on areas of weaknesses when it comes to instructional strategies.

  4. Sanjuana – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    It addresses the standard.

  5. Patricia – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    It was a great review

  6. David – Pilot (verified owner)

    This course is very informative about how to assess students and work in a PLC.

  7. Martha – GEORGETOWN ISD (verified owner)

    good info

  8. Dawn – LUBBOCK ISD (verified owner)

    It was a great course.

  9. Griselda – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    great review

  10. Marcy – PLANO ISD (verified owner)


  11. Samantha – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    Great information

  12. MANUELA – GOOSE CREEK CISD (verified owner)

    It vas very clear and to the point. It was a nice review.

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SKU HUT-406 Category