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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You Can’t Hide From Data

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

Hear a principal describe the schoolwide vision for data use and accountability. This high school has a well-established schoolwide vision for data use and staff holds each other accountable for...

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Establishing a Common Understanding

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

Listen to an academic director from a high school illustrate how her school defines key concepts encompassing the school’s vision for data use including data, mastery, proficiency, and achievement....

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Go Back and Reflect

Data for Instruction > Student Data Use > See How It Works

Listen to a language arts teacher at a middle school describe the Data Analysis Booklets that students are required to complete. Students are asked to go back and reflect on their test answer...

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Taking Ownership

Data for Instruction > Student Data Use > See How It Works

Teachers at this high school use student portfolios to teach students how to analyze data, set learning goals, and track their own academic progress. To view an example of how students use the tool...

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Data Boards Help Students Set Learning Goals (Part 2)

Data for Instruction > Student Data Use > See How It Works

View a sixth-grade teacher modeling a goal-setting conference with a student. Together they review his scores and set a new goal. Students record their goals in the sample material, Student Goal...

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Data Boards Help Students Set Learning Goals (Part 1)

Data for Instruction > Student Data Use > See How It Works

A sixth-grade teacher explains how their school uses data boards. View the sample material, Student Goal Setting Worksheet, that students complete as they set their own goals for improving their...

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Helping Struggling Students by Using the SAT Process

Data for Instruction > Improvement Cycle > See How It Works

Hear a principal describe how staff work to remove barriers to student learning through its Student Assistance Team (SAT) process. Teachers are able to intervene quickly and support struggling...

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Supporting Data Use Through Teacher Collaboration Time (Part 2)

Data for Instruction > Improvement Cycle > See How It Works

Watch three teachers model a teacher collaboration session where they use data to make instructional decisions. Access the Using Data to Drive Action and the Collaborative Assessment Conference...

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Supporting Data Use Through Teacher Collaboration Time (Part 1)

Data for Instruction > Improvement Cycle > See How It Works

Listen to a teacher describe the ways that teachers use data to guide their discussions and make school decisions. Refer to the Consultancy Practices and Standards in Practice Steps sample...

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Start With the Data

Data for Instruction > Improvement Cycle > See How It Works

Listen to the science skills specialist at a middle school describe how she supports teachers in their use of data. The teachers start with the data to determine their students’ areas of strength...

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Intervening Early Using Data From Multiple Assessments

Data for Instruction > Improvement Cycle > See How It Works

Listen to the curriculum skills specialist describe various assessment tools used by the staff to gather student data and identify their strengths and deficits. The sample material, Classroom...

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Using the Three-Week Assessment Cycle

Data for Instruction > Improvement Cycle > See How It Works

Listen to a testing coordinator and teacher talk about their perspectives on the three-week assessment cycle. Administration uses the testing cycle to assess teachers and students on a building and...

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