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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.
 
Questioning:
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.
 
Aggressive Monitoring:
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.
 
Technology-Integrated Instruction:
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.