How do district data systems matter to advancing equitable teaching and learning in schools?
Humanizing district data use
District data systems historically have generated and provided limited information mainly about students and focused on their deficits rather than strengths. Deficit data perpetuate negative stereotypes of historically marginalized students that interfere with their school success and provide a weak basis for supporting student learning. And the lack of data about adults—including teachers and principals—means central office staff have little rigorous, reliable information for understanding schools’ adult learning needs and how to support them in service of student success.
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"Our partnership with DL2 around data system redesign has been profound. We collaborated with multiple stakeholders across the system to take a hard look at our data and data practices and… we rebuilt both focused on student assets and the information teachers need to support students and their own success."
Director of Data & Accountability