Data-Based Decision Making

Contact Us

Contact Luke Schaefer

Luke.Schaefer@k12.nd.us
phone:701.838.3025

Contact Jennifer Glasheen

jennifer.glasheen@k12.nd.us
phone:701.446.3172

Data-based Decision Making “optimizes the use of data for purposes of informing individual student instruction, identifying strengths and weaknesses in a classroom, and illuminating trends and gaps across a school district”.

An ongoing team process that begins with identified questions with clearly established protocols to evaluate and inform decisions and actions at student, classroom, grade level, school, and system levels.  

Basic steps include:

  • Gathering accurate and reliable data
  • Correctly interpreting and validating data
  • Using data to make meaningful instructional changes for students
  • Establishing and managing increasingly intensive tiers of support
  • Evaluating the process at all tiers to ensure the system is working

Recent News and Events

Nearly 200 K-5 educators across the state working to obtain the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to address student reading needs

On Feb. 7, 2022 a new cohort of nearly 200 participants kicked off from four different locations including Bismarck, Jamestown, Minot, and Williston.
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Prevent Teach Reinforce works with Minot and Williston Basin staff to solve serious behavior challenges in K–8 classrooms


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Nearly 80 educators attended a 5-part series on classroom management focused on reducing learning barriers and increasing motivation

Presented by Safe & Civil Schools' Tom Stacho, this course builds classroom management skills through creating clear expectations, managing disruptive students, and creating positive relationships.
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3 Districts, 24 educators complete Leading Implementation of Systemic Social Emotional Learning

Teams work to create the conditions for optimizing social-emotional learning through the application of the NDMTSS Essential Components and continuous improvement in their school district.
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