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INTERPRET YOUR INSIGHT RESULTS

Now that you have your school's Insight results, your next step is to engage with your results and prioritize 1-2 areas for improvement.

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Insight results provide a great deal of information, and interpreting it all simultaneously is impossible. We suggest a more focused approach, considering just two topics at a time - one area you will celebrate, and one area you will dig into to find opportunities for improvement. We have developed this reflection template to support you in your analysis.

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A. Identify your areas of strength
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Review the data table on the first page of your Insight report, and choose 2-3 domains to celebrate based on one of the following questions:

  1. Is your school's score in-line with or above the top-quartile schools?
  2. Has your school seen a marked improvement in the domain (>0.5)?

If you do not see an area of strength identified via these two questions in the domain data table, you may consider skimming your Insight results to look for an item which reflects a strength, or look at the domain scores through the report to identify a topic where your school out-performed the district/sector average.

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B. Find and prioritize your areas for improvement
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First, identify all areas for improvement within your Insight results.
Continue to use the data table on the first page of your Insight report, and choose a domain for improvement based on one of the following questions:

  1. Is your school's score well below the top-quartile schools?
  2. Has your school seen a marked decline in the domain (>0.5)?
  3. Does one domain align to existing priorities in your school?

If these questions do not yield areas for improvement via the domain data table, you may consider looking through your Insight results to look for an item which reflects an area of need, or look at the domain scores through the report to identify a topic where your school under-performed compared to the district/sector average. Alternatively, you may skim teacher responses to the open-ended question "Please offer any suggestions for how your school can improve your professional experience or increase your impact as a teacher," which can be found towards the end of your report.

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Next, prioritize one area to address first.

We suggest prioritizing foundational domains - those areas which lay the groundwork for success in all other areas, starting with Learning Environment and Observation & Feedback.

Consider the areas for improvement you've just identified, and select the one closest to the bottom of the domain pyramid.

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C. Determine your action steps
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Turn to the page in your report which contains the question-level results for your prioritized area for improvement. Select 2-3 items from the domain, based on the following criteria:

  1. Which items have the largest gap from top-quartile schools, and/or from the district/sector average?
  2. Which items saw the largest decline from the last survey administration?
  3. Which items align to existing priorities for your school?
  4. Which items are most directly actionable for you, given your scope of control?
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D. Prepare to take action
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The next page will provide guidance on setting goals related to your Insight results, summaries of best practice in each of the Insight domains, and access to hundreds of resources to support your improvement efforts.

 

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 QUICK LINKS TO INSIGHT RESOURCES


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Frequently Asked Questions

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The comparison group is composed of the schools with the top 25% Index scores in the district or sector, and this same group is represented in every “top-quartile” data point through the Insight report.

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Domain scores take into account the full 6-point Likert scale for all scaled items within the domain, and are represented as a value from 0-10 that reflects the overall degree of teacher agreement with those items.

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Ready to learn more?

The Insight team leads regularly-schedule webinars on Interpreting your Insight Results, which provides a deeper look into the step-by-step protocol introduced here.

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You may also download the 
Interpreting your Insight Results PowerPoint deck.

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For more information contact insight@tntp.org

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