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Processes for Change

This series of videos provides overviews about managing and implementing change at a broader level to make any specific strategies successful so that students learn and thrive.

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Each video includes relevant resources to guide further exploration of these topics.

  • Readership Story
    What it looks like to improve literacy and close the achievement gap for the most vulnerable adolescent students in 4th–8th grade.

Developing Effective School and District Plans

  • Local priorities guide the direction of the needs assessment
  • Overview of the four basic categories of data
  • It is best to use data from multiple sources, comprising a significant time span

Running Time: 5:52 minutes

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Topics

  • Local, State & Federal Plans
  • Parent & Community Engagement
  • Implementing Strategies

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  • Rethinking the Scale-Up Challenge External link opens in new window or tab.
    This video discusses the necessary components to bring about deep, meaningful, systemic change. The format and brevity make the video useful at both the state and local levels to initiate or deepen conversations around implementation and ways to effectively address common problems in education reform. The authors recommend developing an Implementation Infrastructure, which includes: Aligned Initiatives, Implementation Capacity, and a New Type of Leadership.

  • Writing Effective Proposals: Guidance for Preparing Applications for Funds
    This Web page provides clear writing strategies and suggestions for producing effective plans.

  • Unified Improvement Planning External link opens in new window or tab.
    This comprehensive guide describes processes for schools and districts to engage in a cycle of continuous improvement to improve student learning and system effectiveness.

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Analyzing Data and Assessing Local Needs

  • The purpose is to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement
  • The data is examined over time to identify trends
  • The areas identified for improvement should be prioritized

Running Time: 5:51 minutes

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Topics

  • Purpose and Process of Data Analysis
  • Engaging Stakeholders Effectively

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  • Reports and Dashboards: Tableau Data Dashboard External link opens in new window or tab.
    Riverside County Office of Education has created multiple Tableau reports for any District, School, or Charter in California to use when conducting their needs assessments by analyzing statewide indicators for equity gaps LEA (local educational agency)- and school-wide, and by student groups. The data tables on Tableau provide an accessible way for stakeholders to review data and discuss student groups’ needs. Video tutorials External link opens in new window or tab. are available for several of the Dashboards.
  • Leadership Development Module: Using Data Effectively External link opens in new window or tab.
    Organized as a module that includes videos, handouts, and a facilitator guide, this resource is designed to guide leadership teams to use multiple data sources, analyze data, and articulate how to support teachers’ use of data to improve instruction.
  • Healthy Kids Survey External link opens in new window or tab.
    Comprehensive survey used to assess many aspects of a school’s climate and culture.
  • Effective Communication through Visual Design: Tables and Charts External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
    This paper, by professors from the University of Nebraska and University of Mississippi, presents a step-by-step process for organizing and presenting data for printed documents and for PowerPoint presentations using tables and charts. It provides guidelines for how to organize data by types and purpose, highlight data using color and show data using appropriate embellishments.
  • Five Steps for Structuring Data-Informed Conversations and Action in Education External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
    This facilitation guide shows education data teams how to move beyond simply reporting data to applying data to direct strategic action. Using guiding questions, suggested activities, and activity forms, this guide provides education data teams with a framework and the tools and vocabulary needed to support an informed conversation around the data they generate or acquire. The guide walks data teams through five key steps in using data for informed decision making and strategic action: setting the stage, examining the data, understanding the findings, developing an action plan, and monitoring progress and measuring success.

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Ensuring Equity in California

  • All student groups achieve their highest potential
  • Decision makers examine their systems, policies, procedures and practices
  • Shared responsibility and accountability across all stakeholders

Running Time: 7:51 minutes

Video Resources

Topics

  • Six goals to identify and address Equity
  • Decision making using an Equity Lens
  • Implementing an Equity team

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Readership Story

  • Encourage lifelong love of reading
  • Provide high quality culturally diverse books directly into students’ hands
  • Data showed reading achievement shifted and learning loss was mitigated

Running Time: 24:40 minutes

Video Resources

Topics

  • Improving literacy outcomes
  • Setting goals for site and staff improvement
  • Two models for success

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  • Readership Story PowerPoint External link opens in new window or tab.
    Review the PowerPoint which was used in the video as a resource in the activities and for contact information of the co-directors of the Readership Story.

For questions regarding the Readership Story, or assistance with setting up a regionwide literacy program, contact Jenean Bray at Jenean.Bray@tcoe.org or Tammy Milligan at Tammy.milligan@ersconnect.org.

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Last Reviewed: Monday, October 18, 2021
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