NCSLA Fall Meeting 2005

The fall membership meeting for NCSLA was held Wednesday, November 9, 2005 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro. Photos are below.

Meeting Program

1:30 - 4:00: Using Data - Getting Results: Tips for Science Leaders (see description below) Presenter: Diana Nunnaley - TERC
5:00 - 6:00: Reception
6:00 - 9:00: Dinner
Speaker: Dr. Steve Bingham - Wake Leadership Academy
"Top 10 Things the Principal Does Not Want to Hear the Science Teacher
Say"

Using Data Project: Helping Mathematics and Science Reform Leaders Use Data Effectively

The Using Data program at TERC helps educational leaders learn to use data to improve programs, policies, and learning in the classroom. We emphasize a collaborative approach based on the popular book Using Data/ Getting Results: A Practical Guide for School Improvement in Mathematics and Science.

In cooperation with eight NSF-funded dissemination and implementation centers, WestEd’s Center for the Assessment and Evaluation of Student Learning, and two Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Consortia, TERC’s project attacks the problem of ineffective use of student learning and other data by mathematics and science education reform leaders.

The project aims to equip reform leaders with the ability to use multiple sources of student achievement and other data to uncover achievement gaps, identify root causes, take effective action, and monitor results. The Using Data Project capitalizes on TERC's publication Using Data/Getting Results: A Practical Guide for School Improvement in Mathematics and Science (Love, 2002), implementing a multi-pronged strategy to achieve the following goals:

• develop the data literacy of up to 300 mathematics and science education reform leaders;
• increase the effective use of multiple sources of student learning and other data in reform projects;
• create a national cadre of up to 50 data facilitators; and
• build a knowledge base about the conditions that support effective use of data to guide the improvement of teaching and learning in mathematics and science.

The project will employ a five-part design featuring professional development, advanced training and ongoing support for data facilitators, development and dissemination of a facilitator guide; intensive work with four Using Data sites; and a Using Data Web site.

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