Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD

Management by Fact

Management by Fact occurs when data is used to drive decisions, inform instruction, or to evaluate key processes and results.

Management by Fact in the School
Management by Fact in the Classroom
Management by Fact for Students
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Management by Fact in the School

We demonstrate Management by Fact in the school when we:

  • analyze multiple sources of data in evaluating student achievement; staff, student and stakeholder satisfaction/dissatisfaction; staff education and training; the leadership system; and key processes in the school.

  • analyze data routinely to make decisions and to determine needs, areas for improvement, trends, cause and effect, etc., disaggregating data, as required, to examine specific student groups

  • ensure that assessment is comprehensive and aligned with key indicators of student and organizational performance

Management by Fact in the Classroom

We demonstrate Management by Fact in the classroom when we:

  • analyze multiple sources of data (see above) routinely with students to make decisions, determine needs and areas for improvement

  • teach students to monitor and chart their own performance data to develop appropriate goals and strategies for improvement

  • develop processes with students to monitor classroom progress (data centers)

  • provide students with data notebooks or folders to monitor personal progress

  • teach students to use quality tools (plus/delta, force field analysis) and the PDSA model to analyze their progress

Management by Fact for Students

Kid-friendly questions about Management by Fact

  • How do we know we are doing well?

  • How do I/we know that I am/we are good students?

  • How do we know that we have a good class/school?

  • What do the facts tell us?

  • If there is a problem, what am I/are we going to do about it?

  • What tools do I/we have for monitoring and assessing our progress?

  • What is the best tool to use to get the kind of information we need?

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