Hour With The Expert For Students Who Are Deaf Or Hard Of Hearing

Engaging Students in Their Own Data-Driven Decision Making


Session Dates

Tuesday November 17, 2020 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Webinar


The opportunity to own and monitor data can be transformative for students. In this session, we will explore a process of how to establish a data rich culture in a class to ensure that data-based decisions are made frequently, consistently, and appropriately. When it comes to using classroom assessment for learning to enhance student achievement, having students track and monitor their progress is key. We will discuss the assessment-capable strategy which engages students to ask...Where am I now? Where am I going? How do I get there? Practical examples, resources, and tools will be provided throughout the session to empower students to use their data to establish goals, and eventually lead their IEP meetings.

Participants will be able to:

  • Discuss recommendations to establish a data driven culture in the classroom, itinerant setting, and virtually.
  • Examine a data decision making process for teachers to use to drive instruction  and improvement.
  • Define the difference between assessment for learning and assessment of learning.
  • Discuss the purpose of formative assessment and practical formative assessment strategies for in-person and virtual instruction.
  • List and review the steps of progress monitoring, and how to graph data.
  • Consider strategies to empower students to own their own data, establish and monitor meaningful goals, and lead their IEP meeting.

Target Audience

Educational Sign Language Interpreters and Interveners who provide interpreting services in Pennsylvania K-12 classrooms.

Teachers of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing who have at least intermediate American Sign Language Skills.

Topics Covered: Deaf – Hard of Hearing

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Lorraine Byer at lbyer@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Marlene Schechter M.Ed.

Event Contact:


Lorraine Byer


Sue Ann Houser