Data for Instruction

Explore resources designed to support educators in using data to refine teaching and learning.

Explore the subtopics below to learn more about the recommended practices:

To learn more about the research underlying these practices, view the IES Practice Guide, Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making.

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What Do You See in These Data?

Data for Instruction > Improvement Cycle > Learn What Works

Dr. City suggests that teachers work collaboratively as they learn to use data efficiently in a cycle of instructional improvement. Dr. City offers examples of examining the data, developing...

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Expert Interview

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Prepare, Inquire, Act

Data for Instruction > Improvement Cycle > Learn What Works

Dr. Elizabeth City discusses how teachers can enact a three-step “Prepare, Inquire, Act” cycle of instructional improvement. Dr. City encourages teachers to work through this cycle testing...

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Expert Interview

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Digging Into the Statewide Testing System

Data for Instruction > States & Districts

Listen to this audio interview to learn about a statewide data system to support instructional decision making. The data system includes three major components that dig into the statewide testing...

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Expert Interview

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Ohio Decision Framework

Data for Instruction > States & Districts

This audio interview presents information on a statewide data tool that districts use as a decision-making tool for school improvement. As districts use the decision framework, they focus on the...

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Expert Interview

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Visual Diagram: Data-Driven Decision Making

Data for Instruction > Overview & Tools

This diagram serves as a visual reminder of the five interrelated practices that are recommended for using student achievement data effectively to support instructional decision making. A...

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Visual Diagram

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District Supports for Data Use

Data for Instruction > Districtwide Data > See How It Works

Sara Ptomey, executive director of curriculum and instruction, discusses the supports provided at the district level for using data. Program directors and skills specialists offer professional...

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School Example

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Immediate Feedback

Data for Instruction > Districtwide Data > See How It Works

Hear Richard Blair, a district leader, explain the components of the districtwide data system. The data system integrates data from state and district assessments and includes components for lesson...

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School Example

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It’s Not Something That’s Static

Data for Instruction > Data-Driven Culture > See How It Works

The principal and department chair at one high school discuss how the staff uses data to develop curriculum. At this high school, staff members consider curriculum development to be an ongoing...

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School Example

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Breaking It Down

Data for Instruction > Data-Driven Culture > See How It Works

Listen to two teachers describe the Subgroup Master data spreadsheet used by all teachers at their school. The Subgroup Master helps teachers examine data by breaking it down by class period and...

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School Example

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Visualizing Data in the Progress Pad

Data for Instruction > Data-Driven Culture > See How It Works

Listen to a former principal talk about how they quickly visualize classroom data in the Progress Pad. In a room set aside for this purpose, teachers enter student data onto red, yellow, or green...

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School Example

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Carrying Out the Vision

Data for Instruction > Vision for Data > See How It Works

Listen to the principal of a middle school talk about carrying out the vision and purpose for data use at her school. Staff members examine data together to align the school curriculum with...

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School Example

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Earning Trust

Data for Instruction > Vision for Data > See How It Works

A principal discusses the culture of trust established at the school. The principal emphasizes the importance of earning trust, building strong communications, and working collaboratively. Because...

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School Example

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