High Quality Student Data: Science

A Professional Development Series with Dr. Jodi Haney

About this Series...

We are so pleased to share that in working with the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation and Dr. Jodi Haney, we are able to make changes in this opportunity. Due to Covid19, the state has pushed back the requirement of High Quality Student Data in regards to a teacher’s evaluation but high quality student data is always a great tool for teaching and learning. This gives us a wonderful opportunity to prepare. Dr. Haney, with the support of the MHJ Foundation is looking for 12 teachers who would like to be trained as leaders on High Quality Student Data. Stipends of $250 for up to 12 teacher leaders who will coach and support High Quality assessment and data use.


Join us to learn what this means for Ohio Science Teachers and how to assist other teachers by learning how to find, modify, and create High Quality Student Data assessments that you can use to uncover and show what students know and have learned as a result of your instruction. Together, we’ll create grade level HQSD assessment banks shared across the region. and join this dynamic virtual professional development series being led by Dr. Jodi Haney. Participants will receive an e-book, ongoing support, access to a shared grade level HQSD assessment bank, and another dynamic virtual professional learning series led by Dr. Haney and her team! Participants will also receive contact hour certificates for their time.

Series Information

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For questions or more information, please contact Kathy Hott at khott@npesc.org


This professional learning series is made possible due to a generous grant by the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.


February 23 and February 24. 2021 [K-12; 6:30 - 8:30 pm]: Meeting 1 & 2 - High-Quality Student Data for Science Learning Training: What is considered High-Quality Student Data for Science Learning? As a result of this training, participants will describe High-Quality Student Data for Science Learning and create a detailed outline of student learning outcomes for science by grade level. Participants will summarize the main content and inquiry goals for each outcome, construct a list of valid assessment resources, construct a brief description with URL or other identifier, and summary of each potential resource. Participants will also examine the Next Generation Science Standards to gain more insight regarding the content and inquiry expectations for their grade level. Teachers complete 2 hours of related assessment work after these meetings.


March 9 and March 10, 2021 [K-12; 6:30 - 8:30 pm]: Meeting 3 & 4 - Building a High-Quality Student Data for Science Learning Assessment Bank. Participants will work in grade level teams to find, modify, create assessment items to include in the grade level assessment bank. Participants will peer review and critique the assessment bank using the critical friends protocol. Teachers complete 2 hours of related assessment work after these meetings.


MARCH 10 - March 31, 2021: Experts in Science Education will attend a virtual program meeting to ensure reviewer reliability and be given directions to complete the task of reviewing grade level assessment items to ensure high quality data criteria are met. After expert review, approved test items released back to teachers for classroom administration.


MARCH 2021: Impact survey to be completed by teachers and district leaders


MARCH 2021 - MAY 2021: Deployment of assessment items will be expected. North Point and Xcite Learning personnel will assist in meeting with teachers/administrators to discuss assessment administration and data analysis. Kathy Hott and/or Jodi Haney will also lead monthly virtual collaboration sessions so that teachers from the two districts can meet and talk about the assessment field testing.


MAY - JUNE, 2021 [K-12; 6:30 - 8:30 pm]: Meeting 5 (MAYBE FACE TO FACE?) Impact Celebration and Assessment Modification. Participants will return with raw student data and a completed data analysis. Peer review of student data followed by grade level discussions will occur. Test items will be modified as needed based on the data analysis and review process.


JUNE 11, 2021: Final report submitted based on surveys and district data.