Ashford 6: – Week 5 – Discussion 2
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
No Excuses University– Data Management
“Don’t be buffaloed by experts and elites. Experts often possess more data than judgment.” – Colin Powell
In chapter nine, Lopez suggests that for data-driven decisions to be made, school leaders must make data easily accessible as well as openly shared. Consider this as you respond to the discussion.
Initial Post: Address each of the discussion points beginning with a description of any classroom and/or assessment experience you may have. If you do not have direct classroom experience, you may respond to these questions based on your own understanding of what occurs in your own children’s school, or a professional or volunteer position you’ve held outside of a school setting. What are the common reasons why staff members keep their data private from each other? In what ways might you break down these barriers? For those with classroom and assessment experience, describe how easily accessible, openly shared, and deliberately arranged are your data today? For those without such experience, discuss the importance of the 3 pillars of data management and how you intend to apply this to your anticipated practice. What will you do to make your system for data management exceptional?
Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. Make an effort to select a classmate with and without experience so as to think critically about both perspectives in relation to your own. Provide specific feedback regarding your classmates’ ideas for breaking down barriers. For those classmates with experience, any similarities and differences you share regarding accessibility, sharing, and arrangement of your data. For those without experience, share how your perception is changed regarding the importance of the three pillars of data management and provide feedback about their ideas for applying it to their own practice. For each classmate you respond to, reflect on their ideas for making they system for data management exceptional. What recommendation can you make to further enhance their idea?