Training for K-12 educators on the SLDS are provided by the ND Data Steward. The following sessions are available for review and registration.
SLDS - 101 Introduction to District and School Level reporting
Participants will take the time to explore your district’s student data starting with Insights ND, then log into the Statewide Longitudinal Data System to view and analyze more in-depth district and school trend and current year data. Some of the reports covered will be accountability, enrollment, assessment and attendance. How to set up tracking intervention data, starting at the district, school, and down to the student level will be shared. Time will be available to collaborate with other attendees on how they are currently using data and how data on Insights ND and within the SLDS will assist them in continuing student improvement.
SLDS - 102 Introduction to Student Level reporting and more
Participants will drill down to the individual current and historical student level, for those students that have attended a North Dakota public school or a North Dakota school that is using PowerSchool. Dashboards including Continuous Improvement will be reviewed along with how to work on creating your own reports using SLDS Analysis. Time will be available to collaborate with other attendees on how they are currently using data and how data within the SLDS will assist them in continuing student improvement.
SLDS - 201 Putting Action into Practice
Participants will access the State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) to begin developing the mindset needed to effectively utilize educational data to impact student achievement and school improvement processes. What is an operational question and a tool, the A+ Inquiry wheel, used to answer operation questions, will be discussed. Definitions of an assessment literate administrator, teacher, and student will be shared. Time will be available to collaborate with your team on what data questions you have and how they might be answered.
SLDS - Administration Training
Participants will be introduced to the State Longitudinal Data System. Topics will include navigating the system, use of key reports, and practical tips for utilizing data.
SLDS - 301 Deeper Dive into Reports
Data, data and more data. Does the student data in the SLDS answer federal, state, local and continuous improvement questions? Spend some time finding out by answering your questions using the A+ Inquiry wheel, assisting your district in the continuous process of student success.
SMART goals will be introduced and discussed. Time will be spent within the SLDS Dashboard, Interactive Analysis and other reports. Come prepared with questions that your district needs answered with student data. Let's see if the answer is in the SLDS or do additional resources need to be accessed.
SLDS - Developing a Data Mindset
Developing a data mindset utilizing the A+ Inquiry and the SLDS. A great follow up for SLDS Teacher training.
SLDS - Develop Your Data Mindset (Online)
In this course, you will learn data literacy and inquiry methods necessary for effective data utilization within a school setting. You will demonstrate knowledge and skills through a series of interactive simulations that address a variety of data utilization purposes, such as identifying strengths and weaknesses for a group of students, assessing progress toward an end of year goal for an individual student, and evaluating effectiveness of the annual curriculum.