Jun 18, 2021

Use Data for Decision Making

SEBH in Accelerated Learning

This month the Grant Wood AEA Social Emotional Behavioral Health (SEBH) team continues to dive into SEBH as it relates to planning for student accelerated learning. If you missed the last two Saturday Snippets on this topic, you can find them archived here.!

This week we’re considering  the systemic changes that can be made within a school in order to support all students, specifically related to how data-based decision making plays a crucial role in an SEBH framework and with building and district PBIS implementation. We know that school teams who use data to make decisions are more effective and efficient, and is commonly used to review implementation fidelity, student outcomes, and to help with screening.

 Other resources to support Data Based Decision Making include: 

  1. Office Discipline Referral Data: The Iowa Department of Education has State Definitions for Office Discipline Referrals
  2. Attendance Data: Improving Attendance and Improving Chronic Absenteeism
  3. Fidelity Data: The Six Effective Classroom Practices Snapshots include assessment measures of the 6 essential classroom practices. The TFI Walkthrough (pages 27 - 28) assess implementation and outcome of teaching behavioral expectation and use of school acknowledgement system. 
  4. Condition for Learning Data: This Technical Assistance Guide includes background of the survey, how to use the results, and more!

Another resource that helps when districts are looking at data-based decision making is Using Discipline Data to Identify and Address Disproportionality. This is a great guide highlighting how a team may look at subgroup data and ask essential questions to identify root causes. 

Finally, these two Return to Learn (R2L) Modules can help individual teachers or leadership teams learn how to analyze student and family connection information. For more in depth information, consider watching the Grant Wood AEA SEBH Webinar along with the supporting Grant Wood AEA Slide Deck.

This module supports leadership teams in analyzing student and family connection data. 

This module assists individual teachers in analyzing student connection data. It also includes action planning ideas.


It’s important to note that Guidance for Assessment of SEL Competencies is forthcoming from the Iowa Department of Education. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our SEBH team if you have any questions regarding these resources! You can always access a Grant Wood AEA staff member by emailing our staff at grantwoodaea@gwaea.org.

If you missed last week’s Snippet you can find it archived here.



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