On Wednesday, February 22, Waverly Community School District had a two-hour delay for all of their schools to hold what the district calls a “data day” which resulted in schools beginning at 10:30 a.m. instead of 8 a.m. like usual.
These “data days” were adopted in the 2008-09 school year by Waverly Community Schools, Ingham Intermediate School District and 11 other school districts in Ingham County to have Response to Intervention (RtI).
“Data days” are designated blocks of time where teachers work together to examine their data from MEAP test scores, classroom unit tests and other data and determine where students may be having an issue and identifies areas where they might need to work on for the students.
Previously, Waverly Community Schools would hold regular school hours and bring in substitute teachers and hold both a morning and afternoon session for the teachers to attend. This year is different. Instead, they have decided to institute the two-hour delay where students arrive later, there is no breakfast provided and the buses run accordingly.
“Data day” occurs once a month and usually fall on a Wednesday. The next scheduled “data day” is Wednesday, March 21st.