Advancing Equity Through Effective & Efficient Data Analysis and Implementing Changes
There is no longer a data shortage. School and district leaders must be able to effectively and efficiently use the data they are collecting to recognize issues and address changes quickly. In this session, leaders from Topeka Public Schools (Topeka, Kansas) will show you how their systemic use of a data warehouse system and monthly Data Consults with building leaders identifies student concerns and empowers building leaders to make changes in student support systems and instructional practices while ensuring alignment to School Improvement Plans and the District Strategic Plan.
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Mr. Kipp, Director of Assessment & Demographics, is an expert in statistical analysis. He uses his background in programming and database design to create useable reports from a variety of data sources. His knowledge of data trends and statistics provides a unique perspective for educational leaders.
Dr. Macdonald has successfully lead school improvement initiatives for the past 19 years in rural, suburban, and urban school districts in three states. The implementation and use of data warehouse systems and building level Data Consults has been an intrical part of the process. He is also a current professor for the Kansas State University Leadership Studies program that prepares future building level leaders. He has also consulted with multiple school districts across the country.