Data Driven Instruction
Data Driven Instruction (DDI) consists of a cycle of data-based inquiry. DDI provides equitable access for ALL students to receive targeted instruction through multiple opportunities including:
- challenging common assessments;
- targeted data-based reteach; and
- student-focused discussion and decision making.
The Seaford School District implements DDI in K-12 instruction with Bi-Weekly Data Meetings, Rigorous Questioning, Aggressive Monitoring, and Technology-Integrated Instruction. Definitions for each of these are below.
Bi-Weekly Data Meetings:
Equitable access for ALL students to receive thoughtful instruction via:
- unpacked Common Core State Standards into student knows and dos;
- teacher created exemplars;
- identification of gaps between student samples and teacher exemplars;
- create whole or small group reteach plans; and
- formative assessment opportunities.
Equitable access for ALL students to receive exposure to grade level standards via:
- formative and summative assessments;
- classroom discussion;
- peer collaboration; and
- written and verbal tasks.
Equitable access for ALL students to receive real-time feedback based on:
- deeply unpacked Common Core State Standards into student knows and dos;
- purposeful independent practice;
- clearly communicated student expectations; and
- active teacher monitoring.
Equitable access for ALL students to receive a strong hybrid/blended learning model via:
- thoughtful use of digital tools;
- allocated time for student development of digital skills; and
- additional layers of student and family support for classroom content.
Principles of Good Assessment
Seaford School District DDI Partners