Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making
Published in: IES Practice Guide, NCEE 2009-4067 (Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Education, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, Sep. 2009), p. 1-70
Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2008
This guide offers five recommendations to help educators effectively use data to monitor students' academic progress and evaluate instructional practices. The guide recommends that schools set a clear vision for schoolwide data use, develop a data-driven culture, and make data part of an ongoing cycle of instructional improvement. The guide also recommends teaching students how to use their own data to set learning goals.