Use your data to celebrate families

Educators: you’ve made it! It’s finally the end of the school year. 

And what a school year it was. 

I’m sure that there are all kinds of celebrations happening as this confusing, exhausting, stressful, and probably scary year comes to a close.

But if you’ve been tracking your student and family engagement data this year, there can be even more celebrations in store as you wrap up SY 2020-2021.

I often talk about using your data to identify needs, uncover gaps in services, and understand exactly who you are reaching and how. 

However, there are lots of other things you can do with all of the rich data you’ve collected, especially now that you have a year’s worth of information. 

One of the benefits of tracking your data is that you also can quickly identify your engagement all-stars and recognize their amazing efforts!

Here are a few examples: 

Let’s be honest – celebrating kids, families, and staff is the fun part of the job! 

With a simple data tracking sheet, we’re able to maximize our impact on the tough stuff but also spend even more time on the fun parts. 

End your year on a high note by sharing all of the amazing growth your staff and families have demonstrated (and that you now have the evidence to prove!).