Friday, July 18, 2014

What Happened in SY 12-13 and What Are We Going to Do About It?

A wonderful new tool is available to look at various Rhode Island educational data- Advanced Reports from InfoWorks. What I really like is the ability to see the longitudinal statewide and school based results re: student reports and SurveyWorks. In my investigation of the various data points there are a few that stand out to me and have been nagging me for further investigations. What follows below is a few of the data points and the questions that have come as a result.

% of Students Who Report That Teachers Care About Them- What Happened in SY 12-13? Questions Raised by Dramatic Shift in Student Perceptions of Teachers (RI SurveyWorks)

Part I- What happened in SY 2012-13 to cause such a dramatic shift in students perception of teachers caring about students?
What are elementary schools doing that make students feel so cared about?

Part II- What are high schools doing, or not doing, to have seen such a shift? More importantly, what are we going to do about it?