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Simpson Middle School

Data Inventory
Neal Austin Smith III
Data Source

Content Area

Dates of
Collection

Students
Assessed

Accessibility

Current
Data Use
Data is
examined
when it is
received to
identify
gifted
students and
to identify
students in
need of
remediation
prior to
spring state
testing.
Data is used
for
determining
gifted
eligibility.
Data is
examined
throughout
the
beginning of
the school
year and into

IOWA
Assessment

Math, Reading,
ELA, Science,
Social Studies

September

All seventh
grade
students

Teachers have
access to
aggregated and
disaggregated
scores.

Cognitive
Aptitude Test
(CogAT)

General
aptitude

September

All seventh
grade
students

CRCT/EOCT/EO
G Assessment

Math, Reading,
ELA, Science,
Social Studies

April/May

All students
in all grades.

Teachers have
access to
aggregated and
disaggregated
scores.
Teachers have
access to
aggregated and
disaggregated
scores.

More
Effective
Use
Less
emphasis on
standardized
assessments
and
identification
of
remediation
students,
instead using
time to
discuss
formative
assessment.
None.

Less
emphasis on
standardized
assessments
and
identification
of

the second
semester to
identify
students in
need of
remediation
prior to the
subsequent
state testing.

ReadiStep

All content
areas
(information
about career
preparedness)

February

All eighth
grade
students

Eighth grade
teachers have
access to
aggregated data

Seventh grade
Mock Writing
Test

Writing

January

All seventh
grade
students

Eighth grade
teachers are
provided
detailed test
results in the
fall, seventh
grade teachers
can request
results.

remediation
students,
instead using
time to
discuss
formative
assessment.
More
emphasis on
finding
school-wide
trends.
Teachers
Examine data
examine data to look for
to determine trends and
students in
school-wide
need of
weaknesses
remediation
in order to
for state
make
tests in the
programmati
spring.
c changes to
improve
instruction.
Teachers in
Seventh
eighth grade grade
use the data
teachers
to identify
could also
large-scale
use the data
weaknesses
to determine
to be
large-scale
addressed in weaknesses
planning as
and make
well as to
programmati

identify
students in
need to
remediation.
Eighth Grade
Georgia
Writing Test

Writing

January

All eighth
grade
students

Eighth grade
teachers are
provided with
results

Common Unit
Assessments

Math, Science,
Social Studies,
Reading,
Language Arts

Monthly (or
more often)

All students
in all grade
levels

Teachers share
test results
within grade
levels and
subject areas
(scores are
available to all
teachers via the
shared staff
drive.)

Teachers use
results to
determine if
previous
programmati
c changes
were
effective.
Additional
programmati
c changes
are noted for
the
subsequent
year.
Teachers use
data to
identify
students in
need of
remediation
and to
identify
concepts that
should be retaught. Data
is also used

c changes to
improve
instruction
and address
those
weaknesses.
Use the
weaknesses
identified to
make
changes in
the final
weeks of
school to
better
prepare
students for
high school.

Use of data
to decide on
instructional
changes
more than
simply to
identify
struggling
students.

Classroom
formative
assessments

All subject
areas

Weekly or
more often

All students
in all grade
levels

Teachers share
results if they
wish (many
teachers do not
share results of
classroom
formative
assessments)

Classroom
All subject
observations of areas
special
education
students.

As needed

Special
education
students in
need of reevaluation

Special
education
teachers share
with the
students IEP
committee.

Behavior
incident
reports

As needed

Any student

Administrators
have access to
behavior
records, and
teachers can
request reports
on a limited
basis.

N/A

to suggest
programmati
c changes.
Assessment
results are
used to
identify
struggling
students.
Usually
students are
encouraged
to come in
for extra help
but teaching
methods are
not changed.
Results are
used to
determine
continued
eligibility in
the special
education
program.
Planning
IEPs.

Classroom
formative
assessments
shared
between
grade level
and subject
area teachers
and used to
identify
changes in
instructional
policies.
None.

None.

Attendance
data

All subject
areas

Demographic data

Daily

All students

Teachers have
access to
attendance data
for their own
classes through
the online
gradebook.

Teachers use
attendance
data to
identify
students who
experience
attendance
problems.
Contacts are
made to
parents for
those
students.

Other Student-Level Information


What other student-level information does your school collect?
Behavior data
Attendance data

Use of data
and identified
students with
attendance
problems for
interventions
to improve
attendance.

Data Wish List


Are there any other types of assessment data you would like to see your school collect and use to improve instruction?
More availability of classroom formative assessment
Common benchmark assessments at least quarterly
data.
based on the classroom curriculum