Centering Equity in Data-Based Decision-Making: Considerations and Recommendations for Leadership Teams
Natalie Romer, Nikole Hollins-Sims, Rose Owens-West, Kelly Perales, Natalie Walrond, Ruthie Payno-Simmons, and Kent McIntosh
Equity and whole person initiatives focused on social, emotional and behavioral health are a top priority for school communities. Creating equitable, safe and supportive conditions for learning and wellbeing through systems change and continuous improvement processes involves leadership teams using data to make decisions.
The focus of this guide is on supporting school, district, and state education leadership teams in centering equity in their data-using culture and data-based decision-making processes to redesign and transform systems for equitable health and learning. It includes specific companion dialogue guides to support teams in implementing practices and practical strategies to center equity in all of their work—including the ways in which they gather, analyze, and use data in their schoolwide whole-person work.