So I had a meeting with my AP today and we talked about forming PLCs in our school for next year and, lucky for me, they're using my department as the guinea pig. As he was going over the ideas of PLC, the thing that kept popping up was data, data, data. I already use data in formative and summative assessments, in common planning times, in behavior, in tracking tardiness, in standardized testing.... so on and so on. It's a buzzword I'm liking less and less as time goes on. I'm in my 3rd year and at my last school, we didn't have as much data tracking as I do now. I dunno.... I guess my question to y'all is do you think there's too much data in schools or not enough? Is it this decade's buzzword? Is it beneficial? What do you all think? I just want to get some insight and I like hearing opinions.