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Data Response Teams

Participants from each school site will be trained to act as data response teams at their own school site. Data teams will learn to analyze and interpret assessment reports, use digital resources to enhance lesson plans, and use Progress Zone to monitor student progress. The power of this course is building internal strength in each school within the district to use data to drive decision making. These teams will become leaders and instructors among their peers. All Data Response Team members will have administrator access to the site. They will also receive STAR status in the Discovery Educator Network and have full access to ongoing support and professional development resources.


  • Lead Teachers
  • Instructional Coaches
  • Curriculum Supervisors
  • Building Principles


  • 6 hours

Maximum Participants

  • 25

System Requirements

  • Lab setting with one computer for each participant
  • Internet access
  • Presentation station for presenter with computer and LCD projector


  • None. Familiar navigation of the Discovery Education Assessment site is a plus.

Learning Outcomes

By the completion of this session participants will be able to:

  • Perform general, advanced, and administrative functions of the site
  • Analyze report data and have a working knowledge of standards and competencies for each grade within a school and state
  • Use digital resources to enhance teaching strategies and interventions
  • Create, share, and administer probes, add test items
  • Use probe reports to monitor individual and group progress
  • These teams will provide continuous support for their colleagues
  • Use data to make decisions

Sample Agenda

  1. Usage of Discovery Education Assessment site and its functions
  2. Interpretation and analysis of reports
  3. Resources and Progress Zone
  4. Strategies and interventions
  5. Debrief and evaluations

I'm eligible for retirement at 55 in Milwaukee Public Schools but because of Discovery Education, I feel that I could teach another 10 years because of the tools that this has become for me in my classroom.

Dona Leffler

Art Teacher, Milwaukee Public Schools