While data help us prioritize and gauge progress, data-driven decision-making begins asking fundamental questions (Reeves, 2002). At the grade level, department, course, building, and district level we need to be able to reflect on our collective and individual practice, answer important questions, and learn from the work we’re doing. Important questions for teams to ask to support systems learning include the following:
- Where are the practices being implemented well?
- Why are they being successful?
- Where are the practices not being implemented well?
- Why are they being unsuccessful?