Cleveland Heights-University Heights Board of Education meeting highlights 3-21-2017

MARCH 21, 2017

Board members Ron Register, Kal Zucker, Jim Posch, Eric Silverman and Beverly Wright were present, as were Superintendent Talisa Dixon and Treasurer Scott Gainer. The meeting opened at 7:30 p.m., preceded by an executive session, and ended at 9:30 p.m.

Workshop analyzing district educational data

Allison Byrd, director of data research and assessment, along with the educational services team, led a professional development workshop for the board on educational data and how it is collected, analyzed and used in the CH-UH schools. They began by defining the types of data collected, categorizing the types, and naming the categories.

To improve instruction, the district uses district teams, building teams, and teacher teams at each grade level to analyze results from multiple tests, along with additional teacher input.

In one exercise, the educational services team gave the board members datasets and asked them to analyze the data. Questions were included as an aid to analysis. The board concluded that more data are needed in order to better assess instruction.

The board also participated in an exercise to create report summaries using the jigsaw method, in which each subgroup reports on a part of a report.

Byrd [said she] was pleased that the board provided this time to talk about data.

 LWV Observer: Adele Cohn.

These meeting summaries are abstracted from LWV observers’ written reports. The summaries have been edited and prepared by Anne McFarland, Charlene Morse, and Maryann Barnes. To receive email postings of full reports, send an email to or join through Google groups using “lwv-chuh observer reports” as a search phrase. 

These reports contain member observation and selected highlights of public meetings and are not official statements of the Heights Chapter of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland. This disclaimer must accompany any redistribution of these reports.

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