At the start of the 2016-2017 school year, Valley Horizon will implement Year 2 of the State Awarded EDISA Grant to support student achievement for students served in Special Education. The following is a description of EDSIA provided by the Arizona Department of Education:
Examining Data to Improve Student Achievement
Examining Data to Improve Student Achievement (EDISA) is a collaborative partnership between local education agencies (LEA) and the Department of Education (ADE). During the EDISA Process, EDISA facilitators and Exceptional Student Services (ESS) coaches lead in a series of team workshops designed to support the state improvement plan of closing the achievement gaps between students with disabilities and their nondisabled peers. Facilitators guide LEAs through a Data Use Framework that helps LEAs to build capacity by creating internal systems to use data to make instructional decisions. Using Framework supports continuous improvement by helping teams discover causes of the achievement gaps and develop plans to improve student outcomes.
Data Use Framework
The Data Use Framework or Figure 8 is a problem-solving model or framework that is used by teams participating in the EDISA projects. It is made up of eight steps that are completed during the project. The process is cyclical, and during the process teams often find it necessary to go back a few steps before proceeding to the next.
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