Data for GovernanceCASB's Data for Governance project promises to provide board of education members with new insight on how to lead using student achievement data. The Data for Governance initiative is designed to provide essential training and other resources that board members can use to impact the success of their students.
As the initiative grows, this webpage will be a comprehensive resource to keep members up to date on the latest training opportunities and information. Please bookmark this page for easy access.
CASB eClassrooms on Data for Governance
These eClassrooms, delivered in webinar format, will help school board members, superintendents and other school leaders think about how to better incorporate student data into governance. John Hefty, CASB consultant and former CASE executive director, will lead these sessions with help from CDE staff and others. Register at the eClassroom webpage.April 4: How to Use Data to Govern Your District
Using data makes school board governance more relevant and focuses the board on the right work. Data matters for student performance and when boards know how to access it, understand it and use it in their governance role, their leadership makes a difference for student success.
This session will address:
- Data’s importance in governing
- Leading by asking questions
- Questions we should be asking
- Collaborative inquiry and why it’s important when using data for governance
- Examples of successful use of data for school board governance
- Continued learning about using data for school board governance
April 18: Accountability A-Z
What does your school board need to know and do to meet its responsibilities under Colorado's Educational Accountability system? This session will cover the accountability process since Senate Bill 09-163 became law. You will learn about timelines, roles and responsibilities, plan assignments, district categories and the importance of the Unified Improvement Plan.
May 2: Data Conversations
Data Conversations is an engagement-based model that will help local boards, their superintendents and staff have ongoing structured dialogue about student performance. It is an inquiry-based model focused on learning rather than judging. Learn how you might implement data conversations in your district, including how to ask the right questions, how to structure meetings, who should participate and more.
Here are links to some excellent resources to guide boards in using data for decision-making.
• NSBA Data First site
• Accountability Alignment section of CDE website
• CASB’s Great Governing Blog
At-your-fingertips guides and training tools.
- CASB Leadership Workbook Chapter 4: Student Achievement
- District Accountability Handbook
- Unified Improvement Planning Handbook
- PowerPoint from "How to Use Data to Govern Your School District," Oct. 13, 2011, presentation by John Hefty, consultant to CASB
- Turnaround Status: What does it mean for our school board?
School district policy is the cornerstone of school board governance. In the links below you will find essential policy information for accreditation and accountability as well as CASB sample policies. Questions? Contact CASB's policy department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-832-1000.