Measurement, Analysis and Knowledge Management
The Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management Category examines how the school selects, gathers, analyzes, manages, and improves its data, information and knowledge assets. (Baldrige National Quality Program)
Key goals need to be measurable in understandable ways. In the best organizations and classrooms, information is used to drive actions. Mature, high-performing organizations collect data on competitors and similar providers and compare themselves against world-class leaders. (Baldrige in Education)
What Does Measurement, Analysis and Knowledge Management Look Like at the School Level?
The school has processes in place for the ongoing collection and analysis of formative data to drive fact-based decision making and to initiate a rapid response, as required, to support continuous improvement of student achievement. Formative assessment tools are put in place to monitor the effectiveness of the leadership and organizational systems; education and training of all staff; staff, student, and stakeholder levels of satisfaction/ dissatisfaction; and processes and systems to sustain the actions within each category.
What Does Measurement, Analysis and Knowledge Management Look Like at the Classroom Level?
In a Classroom Learning System focused on “Measurement, Analysis and Knowledge Management,” the teacher has processes in place for measuring and analyzing student progress during the school year using formative assessment tools and the PDSA cycle. A classroom data center, focused on continuous improvement, graphically communicates the connections among the class mission statement, goals, action plans, data, and quality tools. The data center provides the information for the on-going analysis of student needs with an emphasis on continuous progress. Likewise, personal data notebooks or folders are maintained by students for the purpose of self-monitoring of progress according to individual goals and action plans aligned with class goals.