Core Beliefs of Data Smart LLC:
1. A school district and each school must have an established data culture which is led by a data team who uses the available data and other information to make decisions which lead to improved student performance and achievement.
2. Teachers must be engaged in collaborative discussions about student achievement using short-cycle, valid and reliable assessments of student performance.
3. Students must be engaged in their learning process and evaluation of their own performance which leads to a growth mindset in each student and teacher.
1. Creation of a dedicated, online, secure data repository and reporting system based on an Oracle database and applications authored in Oracle Application Express. This is referred to as a data mart.
a. Unlimited data sources
b. Unlimited storage
c. Unlimited number of users, with NO per user cost.
d. Discrete viewing rights based on reports, row, and columns in the data.
- Tabular Excel-like reports of student test results.
- Reports that combine data from multiple sources into one table.
- Graphing and charting capabilities for viewing histogram of scores and scatter plots.
- Statistical analysis of the data such correlations, reliability and
- Data set creation for in-depth analysis, such as predictions.
2. Additional applications which share information with other applications in the database.
a. Curriculum Application documents with embedded links to resource documents and URLs.
b. Teacher Record of “skills taught and student performance rating”, with teacher and student reports.
c. PLC meeting notes for use when reporting team discussions and actions during collaboration meetings focused on common assessments.
1. Data Literacy Training for Administrators, Instructional Coaches and Teachers
2. Analysis of locally created assessments: Item Analysis, validity, and predictive validity.
3. Analysis of test results to provide insights to assist in appropriate use of the data.
4. On-site and online data team building and coaching to improve use and student performance.
5. Professional consultation and/or assistance to the district data leaders.
6. Program evaluation of curriculum and instructional initiatives. This includes designing evaluation components for grant applications.