Deborah Wahlstrom

How to Disaggregate Data: A NEW Microcredential for School and District Leaders

If you are an aspiring administrator, a rookie, or an administrator with plenty of experience, you’ll find important insights, content, and core skills related to disaggregating achievement data. Get a copy of the flyer. Learn more! Know data. Know answers. Dr. Deborah Wahlstrom Disaggregation is one of the most important skills needed in using data …

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Glance inside the Comprehensive Needs Assessment Toolbook

It’s fresh. It’s new. It’s really quite good. If you are working on a Comprehensive Needs Assessment, this can be your number one go-to tool. It’s loaded with information for building data skills, while you work on your CNA. Check out this link to see what’s included in the book. Order the book here, – and …

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Ten Reminders for a Stronger CNA

The Quality of the CNA Matters What we do as part of the Comprehensive Needs Assessment matters. It begins with the on-going analysis and review of data and should result with a plan that makes a difference in lives of students and those who support them (you). We have a long way to go to …

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New Comprehensive Needs Assessment Toolbook

This toolbook is finally done. And I am sure proud of it. For a lot of reasons. First of all, it has just about everything a school team member needs to be successful working with the Comprehensive Needs Assessment process. Second, I developed the entire project in OneNote so you’ll be so organized you won’t …

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Key Performance Indicators for a Content Area

As school teams work through their Comprehensive Needs Assessment process, an important task is that of determining the data points to consider for determining whether the objectives have been met. The challenge for school teams, is there is usually more than one data piece that can be tied in because we (1) want to triangulate …

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Wilroy Property for Sale

It’s really a beautiful property. The old house, garage, and barn have been removed. All property upgrades have been completed. All icky old tanks in the ground have been removed and disposed of correctly. The lush property sits at the intersection of Route 58 and Wilroy Road. The QVC Warehouse is right down the street. …

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Michigan’s New Reading Law

Get to Know Michigan’s New Reading Law – in this beginning-of-year activity, staff will learn key information related to the new reading law through a custom graphic organizer and a corresponding question set. (This is specific for the 2017-2018 school year.)  I actually had a lot of fun designing the graphic and I hope you’ll enjoy …

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Construct Relevant Vocabulary for English Language Arts and Literacy

What?????? If you’ve been keeping up with SBAC, you’ve already seen this. If you’re one of our teaching colleagues in Michigan, make sure you download the vocabulary and integrate the information into the good work you are doing in your lessons. Both SBAC and the MDE note that “Construct relevant vocabulary” refers to any English …

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Redesigned SAT – Essential Language Progressive Skills Alert

A number of weeks ago, I wanted to answer a question related to the SAT Practice Tests – those tests the College Board made available for us to help teachers and students become familiar with the redesigned SAT. I personally wanted to check the alignment between the SAT questions on the Practice Test and the Common …

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