In order to support proficiency for all learners, there is an increasing need for FWSU educators to access clear, reliable data to drive instruction. By evaluating this data, teachers gain understanding about what’s working for students and what’s not. It takes insight to create a robust, balanced assessment system to help students become proficient learners.
To help achieve this goal, FWSU has launched a new resource. Alpine Achievement is a premier data analysis dashboard for K-12 Schools. This system takes all of the data collected at each building and pulls it all together. Integrated data in the dashboard allows users find meaning and make connections. Teachers and teacher leaders can then move forward and take immediate action to improve learning.
At the end of the first semester, an implementation team began working with the Alpine team to customize a dashboard to meet the needs of FWSU students and staff. Next, data assessment specialist Jody Laferriere began uploading and managing all of the data currently available to us – including classroom and performance information (state, local, and classroom).
Next, several teacher leaders and administrators came together to learn how to navigate through the Alpine Dashboard during two training sessions. Staff received training on how to use the new dashboard to generate reports and graphs so they can then facilitate rich data conversations with teachers and data teams in each school. The two training sessions provided resources and tools on how to use the dashboard for progress monitoring and interventions for students to meet the needs of students.
In our rapidly changing world, students need highly-developed, flexible, and applicable skills (transferable skills) that they will use throughout their lifetime. Alpine Dashboard will help educators monitor students and guide them in developing skills needed to become proficient learners.
Target 1 – Proficiency-Based Personalized Learning. FWSU students and staff design and engage in proficiency-based personalized learning that integrates collaborative inquiry, problem-solving, and creativity.
Indicator of Success: Teachers provide learners with multiple pathways for meeting standards so that students achieve proficiency in essential areas of learning.