Journal of Jewish Day School Leadership

January 28, 2020

I Screen, You Screen, We All Screen for…Data?

by RABBI DR. JOSHUA WISE Malcolm Gladwell, a journalist and author, has looked at data trends in innovative ways which have helped uncover many patterns in […]
January 28, 2020

JSAT: A Response to The Need for Standards and Assessment in Jewish Day Schools

by RABBI TZVI DAUM A little over ten years ago, Dr. Shawn Zelig Aster penned an article in “The Commentator” (a Yeshiva College student newspaper) titled […]
January 28, 2020

Assessing the Assessment: How to Know if our Assessments are Effective

by RABBI ELIEZER Y. LEHRER, M.ED. We had a problem.  The Geometry Regents examination was in two weeks and the girls were ill-prepared.  Their recently returned […]
January 28, 2020

Assessing 21st Century Skills in the Jewish Day School

by DR. SARAH LEVY and MARK PARMET The 21st century skills (1) of communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking are all skills that are essential to […]
January 28, 2020

Using Data to Inform Parenting Choices

by PAUL S. OBERMAN, PH.D. Each summer we send an anonymous parenting survey to all of our parents. We encourage parents at every grade level to […]
January 28, 2020

Developing Parent and Employee Satisfaction Surveys in Day Schools

by ADAM Z. COHEN At the start of the 2015 school year, The Moriah School in Englewood, NJ (“Moriah”) started a series of parent and employee […]
January 28, 2020

Transforming Data into Action: Our Challenges, Opportunities and Success

by RABBI DR. YERACHMIEL GARFIELD and MRS. MELISSA TRUELOVE Few initiatives in the field of education are as promising as using data to improve learning. Data […]
January 28, 2020

Measuring What Matters: Non-cognitive Assessments in the Jewish Day School

by DR. LAYA SALOMON The myth that school is meant to nurture only our cognitive selves has long been disproven. With our understanding that school is […]
January 28, 2020

The Journey to Data-Driven Instruction

by RABBI SHMUEL CHAIT In every professional realm, businesses are increasingly moving toward real-time data to help their effectiveness. Due to its dramatic results, colleges are […]