b"Monitoring divisional progress More than numbersand school improvement Although the Data Dashboards focus primarily on quantitative data, we have been putting a growing In the 2021-2022 school year, divisional and school emphasis on collecting and analyzing qualitative data.leadership looked to the notable trends across the division This data is gathered in conversation and by askingon all MYSP measures to identify our Greatest Areas of Needs. open-ended questions to a variety of students, staffA notable trend is defined as a minimum 3 per cent change and community members. Their thoughts, perspectives, in a consistent direction over at least three years. Although feedback, experiences and stories provide much-needed we found much to celebrate, there were also some stagnant context to the broader trends observed throughout the and concerning trends.division. This qualitative data also has a better chance of pointing to the underlying causes for the results we are This trend analysis helps inform the upcoming school year'sseeing or not seeing. divisional priorities and professional learning plan. The process is then replicated at each school to inform their own schoolEnsuring we are measuring our journey through more improvement plans. The data will also inform the developmentthan just numbers will continue to be a focus into the of a new MYSP for 2023-2027. 2022-2023 school year and beyond.The school improvement cycle is a continuous and iterative practice of determining our goals, identifying where we are inLearn more about LRSDs data literacy relation to those goals, planning steps towards improvement,journey at: https://lrsd.link/data and then monitoring progress as we take those steps, said Marnie Wilson, Data Literacy Coordinator. 17"