Diagnostic Rubric for a Data-Driven School Culture

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS RUBRIC


The Diagnostic Rubric for Data-Driven Culture is designed to provide schools and school systems a concrete set of policies and practices guiding use of data analytics to drive improvement. In our experience, we have seen large and small K-12 organizations proclaim to be “driven by data” while making limited use of the information they collect. Our goal with this rubric is to provide tangible data strategies from simple-to-advanced to increase the rigor of data-driven practices in schools. 



DIAGNOSTIC RUBRIC ORGANIZATION


The rubric draft is organized into three main facets of a comprehensive K-12 data strategy: Visionary Staff with Data-Oriented Mindsets, Infrastructure to Support Metrics and Analytics, and Policies and Practices that Govern Data Dissemination and Accountability. Each section includes multiple strategic initiatives with examples of how each initiative may be implemented across three types of school systems: those at the most basic level of data usage or “Data Simple” schools, systems with a concerted focus on data as “Data Focused”, and finally those systems who set the standard for being driven by data as “Data-Driven” systems.


EmpowerK12 Diagnostic Rubric for Data-Driven Culture (pdf)

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Visionary Staff with Data-Oriented Mindsets

Infrastructure to Support Metrics & Analytics

Policies & Practices that Govern Data Use