ARTICLE - Spring 2010, "The Skillful Data Team: Four Essentials for Improving Teaching and Learning" - By Nancy Love, Mary Ann Haley-Speca, and Deborah Reed in MASCD's Perspectives
"If you can to lift ten pounds, you can do it yourself. If you wan to lift two-hundred pounds, you'd better have a team." So goes an old adage. Bringing each and every student in our schools to high levels of achievement is like liftin a very heavy weight. It takes a team. In this article we highlight one type of team--the datea tam--that is successfully driving school improvement, and we describe essential practices for translating team time into better teaching, greater equity, and increased achievement.