Step 1) Schedule a Data Debrief
Districts that sign up for Clarity receive a complimentary data debrief and analysis session with their leadership team after completion of the first data collection. The purpose of this session is multi-fold:
- Understand what Clarity is and what it does
- Become familiar with the success indicators in each area of the CASE framework
- Look at the big picture as a district using a specific set of criteria
- Compare and analyze results by campus
- Identify successes and areas of need in terms of digital learning
- Facilitate a conversation about how to align this data with the district's vision
To schedule a Clarity data debrief and analysis, please contact us.
Step 2) Identify Your School Needs
Clarity data is organized in 4 main domains known as the CASE framework - Classroom, Access, Skills and Environment.
Each area is broken down into 22 success indicators.
Each success indicator is comprised of variables based on the questions asked to each stakeholder.
Data from each variable is displayed in the dashboard as colorful charts and graphs that are easy to read. Level of proficiency are color coded for each success indicator and variable.
District leadership teams will drill down the data and identify areas of success as well as areas that need growth.
Step 3) Craft an Action Plan
Once the areas that need growth have been identified, district leadership teams need to establish priorities, clear the path and move into action mode.
- Establishing Priorities
Sometimes the Clarity data shows multiple areas that need attention. Typically, this is concentrated in the Classroom section of the dashboard as well as the 21st Century Learning report. Other areas in the CASE Framework may show pink and gray bars as well, i.e. access, online and multimedia skills, support, professional development. Think of how one success indicator impacts another, for example, classroom use of technology cannot take place without the appropriate infrastructure, and teachers may not feel confident enough in using technology in the classroom if they lack professional development opportunities or encouragement. Whatever is at the root of the situation, it is critical to identify the most critical needs and set priorities.
Click on the image below to download the Prioritizing Your Actions template:
- Clearing the Path
Usually, moving from current conditions to ideal conditions doesn't happen overnight. In order for changes to be systemic and sustainable, a clear path must be drawn and any obstacles must be removed. For example, if more professional development is needed, let's find out what are the topics of interest, how they will address the district priorities, and how much time must be allocated. Another example might be teacher collaboration. We know collaboration is crucial to ensure alignment and consistency, provide support, and refine best practices. If not enough face-to-face time is available, let's identify what technology resources can help facilitate those ongoing conversations.
- Moving into Action
It is critical for the priorities to align with the district vision, and to be included in the district and/or campus plan. Action plan items must reasonable and realistic. When this is the case, it's much more likely to ensure the buy-in and support of all stakeholders. Clear, measurable objectives and a timeline for completion can help avoid confusion, and provide direction and a sense of accomplishment.
Click on the image below to download the Sample Action Planning template. Please make a copy to create your own document: