Below is a video demonstrating a data team meeting from steps ones through three.

Step 1: Chart and Collect the data prior to the meeting.
Step 2: Analyze and prioritize your needs. Identify strengths and performance errors. Indicate one priority for each student group.
Step 3: Set the SMART goal. This goal should be set by adding the number of students currently proficient, students currently close to proficient, and students who are far to go but likely. The only subgroup not in the goal equation are intervention students.



This video demonstrates step four of the data teams process.

Step 4: Select common instructional strategies. The team should brainstorm strategies that would most likely have the desired effect on student learning. These strategies are examined and those determined to most effective and appropriate are selected for implementation. Instructional time may be anywhere from two weeks to a month.


This video demonstrates step five of the data team process.
Step 5: Determine results indicators. This will be a visible measure of success. What will student success actually look like in your classroom? This gives teachers a picture of progress between pre-assessment and post-assessment. If the indicators don't show up in student work, then the team can make systematic and mid-course corrections.




This video demonstrates a brief data team meeting designed to discuss results indicators and students' progress.
Step 5 Revisited: After the initial data team meeting, teams should meet again to monitor results and implementation. If the results indicators identified in step five aren't appearing, then the team can make systematic mid-course correction.