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Educator Effectiveness Exchange - Data Retreats

What is the Educator Effectiveness (EE) Exchange - Data Retreat?

The EE Exchange - Data Retreat is a half-day, team-based, professional learning opportunity designed to provide district and school leaders with unique insights and a rich opportunity for planning for growth in their EE implementation.

The session brings district and school level teams together to receive reports based on the Wisconsin Educator Development, Support, and Retention (WEDSR) Survey, both at the school and district level. District teams will hear about how to interpret the data from the team of researchers from Socially Responsible Evaluation in Education (SREed) at UW-Milwaukee that developed both the survey and reports.

Additionally, teams will be guided by a CESA facilitator in analyzing the data, self-assessing their overall level of EE implementation, setting goals for improving based on the data, and developing strategies to help meet those goals.

2019-20 UPDATE: WEDSR Survey Postponed

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The Wisconsin Educator Development, Support and Retention (WEDSR) Survey has been postponed until further notice due to the public health orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Learn more: Implementation of Educator Effectiveness in 2019-20.) 
EE Exchange Data Retreats have also been postponed until relevant data can be collected. Visit the COVID-19 webpage for more details on DPI's responses.

What do districts need to do to attend EE Exchange - Data Retreats?

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Districts should:

  • Ensure that their educators are able to take the WEDSR Survey, and work with SREed and DPI to provide access, if necessary;
  • Encourage their educators to complete the WEDSR Survey; and
  • Ensure the district and any participating schools reach at least a 40 percent response rate in order to ensure validity of results.

Where can I learn more about the WEDSR Survey?

The UW-Milwaukee Socially Responsible Evaluation in Education provides information about the survey as well as access to take the survey.