Using Data

If you know why, you can figure out how.  W. Edwards Deming

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.  Benjamin Franklin

It is hard to begin to move when you don’t know where you are moving, how to move, or if you are going to get there.  Peter Nivio Zarlenga

Do, or do not. There is no try. Yoda

Happy is he who gets to know the reasons for things.  Virgil

We need to spend more time, energy, and attention on asking the questions: WHY we are assessing students—rather than HOWNational Leadership Network

RESEARCH is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought. Albert Szent-Györgi

All great achievements require time.  David J. Schwartz

The ability to simplify means the ability to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary can speak.  Hans Hoffman

You cannot TEACH a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. Galileo Galilei

There are three classes of people. Those who see; those who see when they are shown; and
those who do not see.  Leonardo daVinci

It is what we know already that often prevents us from LEARNINGClaude Bernard

Not to understand another person’s way of thinking does not make that person confused.  Michael Quinn Patten

A GOOD GRAPH deserves a thousand words.  Unknown

If you don’t know where you are going, ANYTHING you do will get you there.  Anonynous

DISAGGREGATION is not a problem-solving strategy. It is a problem-finding strategy.  Unknown

No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking.  Voltaire

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in seeing with new eyes.  Marcel Proust

Do not underestimate the importance of helping people recognize what they already knowMichael Quinn Patten

LEARNING does not take place in isolation. Students bring to the learning setting what they have experienced and the values they have been taught at home and in their neighborhoods. This affects how they respond.  National Center for Education Statistics

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. Albert Einstein

Knowledge is POWER and knowledge shared is power multiplied. Bob Noyce

FACTS do not cease to exist because they are ignored.   Aldous Huxley

What gets MEASURED, gets done. Tom Peters

PERFORMANCE DATA reveals WHO isn’t learning & WHAT isn’t being learned but not WHY students are struggling or HOW to address their needs. From pnichols10 via TweetDeck

If you don’t have DATA, you’re just another person with an opinion. @john__ (Twitter)

The idea is to transform data into information, and information into insight. Carly Fiorina

In GOD we TRUST. All other bring DATA. Margaret Spellings

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