Increasingly, evaluations of schools, programs, and teachers are being tied to student achievement. Educators say they welcome evaluations of their practice and programs, but need more support in interpreting and using student assessment data to make their instruction more effective and help their students achieve at higher levels and meet their learning objectives.
To help schools, teachers, and students excel, NRCCTE researchers at NOCTI spent three years researching, developing, and pilot testing CTEDDI —Career and Technical Educators using Data-Driven Improvement—a professional development model that empowers CTE administrators and educators to use student assessment data to enrich classroom practice, capture student interest, and effectively target individual and group learning needs.
Unlike out-of-the-box, one-shot professional development, with CTEDDI:
- Training is highly interactive and customized.
- Professional development is a year-long process that includes ongoing mentoring.
- Educators use their own students’ data to create classroom- and student-level instructional improvement plans.
- Educators participate in an online collaborative community of practice with educators across the country.
- Educators learn to make systematic, strategic instructional changes that can result in higher student scores and teacher performance evaluations.
CTEDDI technical assistance is available at the secondary and postsecondary level for states, districts, and/or schools and can be customized to meet specific needs.
Join educators in California, Maine, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Chicago who are currently participating in CTEDDI.
Interested in one district's perspective on CTEDDI? Check out this Winter 2012 newsletter from the Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa Regional Occupational Program in California.
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