Useful and Timely Data

“Teachers need real information right now about what’s happening to their kids. The high stakes is TODAY,  because you can do something about it.” 
— Geoffrey Canada, Harlem Children’s Zone

Teachers need information. They need to know what’s working and what isn’t. And they need it in real time, not at the end of the year when it’s too late to make changes. They need that information to be able to adjust classroom lessons, assignments and tests. By having more information in a supportive classroom, we can provide teachers with necessary information, and students with better outcomes. It is only when we support, nurture, and provide ample opportunity for professional development and growth can we expect to hold anyone accountable for outcomes.