Review & Reset Tool

This protocol enables a team to review student learning progress at the end of a sprint and set a future direction

Use this protocol to:

  • Discuss and interrogate the evidence of student learning progress
  • Explore what the team might do next, what you might need and what you have learned
  • Draw a sprint to a close and create momentum for the next steps

Steps

  • Prep

    Have a copy of questions printed and a space suitable for a group meeting. Each team member needs to bring evidence of student learning for students in the target group. Appropriate evidence might be visual artifacts, test data, or a longitudinal set of work samples.

  • Step 1

    Set the norms (2 mins)
    Start the meeting with a quick walkthrough of the norms.

    Norms you may want to start with:
    - Focus on evidence of learning
    - Encourage debate and alternative viewpoints (Example: “What did you see in the evidence that makes you say that?”)
    - Our students, our data, our impact

  • Step 2

    Sort the evidence (3 mins)
    Each teacher groups their evidence of student learning into 2 groups: those that made the desired progress and those that did not make enough progress.

  • Step 3

    Review student progress (25 mins)

    Progress: Which students made the desired progress? How do we know? (5 min)
    - Each teacher presents evidence of student learning
    - If needed others can ask clarifying questions
    - Check for consensus on students in this category. If needed mark any borderline students with a post-it note.

    Option: What were the key teaching strategies, sequences, timings or resources that you felt made the difference? What is your evidence that these were the ‘active ingredients’ in your approach?

    Not-there-yet: Which students did not make the desired progress? How do we know? (5 mins)
    - Each teacher presents evidence of student learning
    - If needed others can ask clarifying questions

    Why: Why might these students not be making enough progress? (8 mins)
    - Identify several reasons why this might be the case on post-it notes
    - Discuss and then group the top 3 reasons
    - What does this mean for your key teaching strategies, sequences, timings or resources that you might use?

    Learn: What did we learn? (5 min)
    - What did you learn about your students? About your own teaching practice? About the sprint team?

  • Step 4

    Reset direction (5 mins)

    At this step you are considering the direction for your next sprint as a team. Consider the 4 options below as a team and select your preferred option:
    1. Same group of students working on the same outcome
    2. Different group of students working on the same outcome
    3. Same students working on a different outcome
    4. Different group of students working on a different outcome

    Discuss the reasons why you chose that option and work towards a group consensus.

    When will we meet to plan the next sprint? Consider what additional data or resources you might need for your next sprint.