An Equity Lens for Early Warning Systems: Monthly Calendar for Data Teams

The purpose of this monthly calendar is to provide a starting point for asking equity questions during the data analysis process. Schools and districts are in need to develop data systems as well as conduct analyses of this data. However there is little guidance as to what questions to ask of data as well as what to do with the answers. Our intent with this monthly calendar is to ensure equity questions are non-negotiables in this process. Additionally our perspective within this monthly calendar includes an understanding that there are various points in the educational process in which racial/ethnic minority, low-income and linguistically diverse populations are not receiving an equitable opportunity, thus the analysis questions that are posed are not only to monitor academic and behavioral outcomes early enough but also as an early warning or monitoring as to whether the educational process is equitable and accessible. Learn more