Program helps meet needs of Pennsylvania’s diverse students, schools and communities.
Center for Schools and Communities announced today that it is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 cohort of Data Analysis and Support Academy (DASA).
The program builds greater school accountability by enhancing educators’ understanding of how to use data when making instructional decisions for English learner (EL) students. DASA assists schools in achieving ESSA core goals and continuing educational improvement to meet the needs of Pennsylvania’s diverse students, schools and communities.
This is a yearlong supportive partnership with Center for Schools and Communities staff and Pennsylvania Department of Education. School teams will participate in a series of quarterly webinars, web meetings, conference calls and onsite visits.
The 2020-2021 Academy will begin with a two-day kickoff in August 2020 that orients teams to the proper use of ACCESS data, creating improvement plans and the data-driven evaluation process.
Through the program, participants will be able to use ACCESS data in program evaluation and improvement efforts; design and implement a program improvement plan; measure the relationship between LEAs improvement plan and student outcomes; and adjust the improvement plan over time as part of a continuous improvement cycle based on results of an evaluation.
Teachers of multilingual learners are required to pair with their fellow educators and apply to the DASA Academy in school teams. Participants commit approximately four to five hours per month toward their school-based DASA projects.
The DASA Academy will be presented by Dr. Ben Cohen, director of evaluation at Center for Schools and Communities, a division of Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit.
For more information about this professional learning opportunity, contact Ben Cohen at (717) 763-1661, ext. 159 or via email at email@example.com.