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  1. Superintendents and other key district-level leaders (i.e., deputy/assistant superintendents, board of education members) need support in the effective district-wide use of relevant data for instructional decision-making.
  2. Superintendents and other key district-level leaders (i.e., deputy/assistant superintendents, board of education members) may not fully understand how to use the Ohio Decision Framework (DF) tool as a foundation for effective district-wide use of relevant data for instructional decision-making.
  3. The state’s improvement process and related training/materials should include training specifically geared toward improving the understanding of superintendents and other key district-level leaders(i.e., deputy/assistant superintendents, board of education members in how to model and set the stage for effective district-wide use of relevant data for instructional decision-making.
  4. Training and resources designed to support superintendents and other key district-level leaders in leading effective district-wide use of relevant data for instructional decision-making must be incorporated as part of the state’s improvement process (i.e., OIP-OLAC) for such training/resources to be used across the state.

Interactive Assessment Tool

Download the Superintendent's Assessment Tool from MovingYourNumbers.org

This District Self-Assessment Guide is intended for use by district leadership teams and school-level leadership teams in gauging the district's degree of implementation and scale of actions associated with effective practices identified by Moving Your Numbers.

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Superintendent's role in using data and focusing core work

What is the superintendent's roleSuperintendents set the stage for the development and continual refinement of the district as a learning organization. What superintendents do matters! The research on superintendent characteristics and what matters most in improving student achievement identified five leadership responsibilities, all of which relate to setting and keeping districts focused on teaching and learning goals (Waters & Marzano, 2006, p. 3). Making clear the nonnegotiables and holding all staff accountable for following through in the implementation of agreed-on evidence-based practices are key actions of effective superintendents.

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Questions to Consider

Engaging district and building leadership team members in discussions using a series of questions developed from the common mistakes and why employees resist change provides a strategy for anticipating areas of resistance, and planning together a strategy for involving the wider education community in any change process. Examples of such questions include:

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Supporting Partners

  • University of Dayton, a supporting partner of the Ohio Doing What Works program
  • Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County, a supporting partner of the Ohio Doing What Works program
  • State Support Team 3, a supporting partner of the Ohio Doing What Works program
  • Ohio Department of Education, a supporting partner of the Ohio Doing What Works program
  • Buckeye Association of School Administrators, a supporting partner of the Ohio Doing What Works program
  • Ohio Leadership Advisory Council, a supporting partner of the Ohio Doing What Works program

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