In this part of the session, I can:
  • Analyze my data to determine an effect.
  • Create a fishbone diagram to chart causes for effect.

Sample Fishbone Diagram

Click here for a sample.

Activity: Charting Cause and Effect (20 minutes)

Participants will now be divided into 3 job-alike groups based on data they will be using for analysis:
  • district/school data (principals, assistant principals, central office staff, etc)
  • professional development data (professional development coordinators, teacher leaders focused on professional development, etc.)
  • teacher data (classroom teachers, instructional coaches, etc.)

1. Using your data, determine the effect/problem you want to use as your focus area. Fill the effect in the appropriate box on the right side of the fishbone diagram.

Click here for a fillable Word version of the diagram.
Click here for a fillable PDF version of the diagram.

2. Determine the major cause categories and add them to the category boxes.

3. Identify the possible root causes for your effect and add them as sub-branches with arrows under the appropriate category. Causes can fall under more than one category and can be added to the diagram as needed.

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Reflection Resources



EVAAS How to Interpret Teacher Value Added Reports URM
EVAAS How to Interpret Teacher Value Added Reports MRM
These documents explain how to interpret EVAAS Teacher Value Added reports.
EVAAS Teacher Value Added Reports
This document describes how you can use EVAAS Teacher Value Added reports to improve student progress.
Teacher Working Conditions survey
Annual Media and Technology reports
EOG and EOC data
School Report Card data
Dropout reports
U.S. Department of Education report on the use of data at the local level
Home Base
Assessment Data available in reporting section

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