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Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making

  • Topics

    Data for Instruction > Overview & Tools
  • Grade Level

    Preschool, Primary (K-3), Middle School (6-8), Intermediate (4-6), High School (9-12)

  • Author

    Doing What Works

Use this presentation to learn how practices for Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making can be implemented to improve instruction and learning. Through implementing a cycle of instructional improvement, teaching students to examine their own data, establishing a vision for data use, supporting a data-driven culture, and maintaining a districtwide data system, educators can refine teaching and learning to better meet students' needs.

This topic includes five recommended practices:

  • Make data part of an ongoing cycle of instructional improvement. (Improvement Cycle)
  • Teach students to examine their own data and set learning goals. (Student Data Use)
  • Establish a clear vision for schoolwide data use. (Vision for Data)
  • Provide supports that foster a data-driven culture within the school. (Data-Driven Culture)
  • Develop and maintain a districtwide data system. (Districtwide Data)

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