When teachers and administrators have access to comprehensive student data and an understanding of what the information all means, they are better able to make decisions that meet the needs of individual students and the school community as a whole. But what does it mean to effectively use data?

This collection explores how educators can use data to guide them as they refine teaching and learning by making data use part of an ongoing improvement cycle and encouraging student data use for self assessment and goal setting. While data use in the classroom is a start, it's important to develop a shared understanding of why and how data use is prioritized. Administrators and teachers need to buy into a schoolwide vision for data and work together to foster a data-driven culture. All of these practices work best when supported by a well-maintained system for collecting, maintaining and sharing districtwide data.

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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Student Goal-Setting Worksheet

Teachers in one elementary school use this worksheet with all students in grades 3 through 6. View Data Boards Help Students Set Learning Goals (Parts 1 and 2) to learn more. Related Media and...

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04/24/2014
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Planning to Use Data for Instructional Improvement: District and State Levels

This tool provides a guide to planning the cycle of instructional improvement. It can help a leader evaluate existing procedures and see where improvements are needed. The tool also provides...

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04/24/2014
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Self-Assessment: Can You Complete the Cycle of Instructional Improvement?

Schools may complete some but not all of the steps within the cycle of instructional improvement. This self-assessment tool is designed to help state, district, and school leaders assess their...

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04/24/2014
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Learning Together: Making Data Part of a Cycle of Instructional Improvement

School staff may not always be familiar with all the steps involved in the cycle of instructional improvement. Professional development and technical assistance providers and district and state...

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04/24/2014
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Teacher Scorecard

Thompson Elementary School (TX) Teachers at one elementary school use this scorecard to track their students' performance data for each six-week period. They analyze the information...

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04/23/2014
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Instructional Integrity Checklist

Staff members at one elementary school use this checklist to record and to monitor progress of interventions that are in place for students. Helping Struggling Students by Using the SAT Process...

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04/23/2014
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Student Assistance Team (SAT) Referral Form

Teachers at one elementary school complete this sample material to refer students to the school's Student Assistance Team (SAT). The audio interview, Helping Struggling Students by Using the SAT...

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04/23/2014
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Collaborative Assessment Conference Protocol

This document provides each of the steps involved in carrying out a collaborative assessment conference. Watch teachers model collaboration conferences in Supporting Data Use Through Teacher...

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04/23/2014
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Using Data to Drive Action

These documents provide an outline for teacher collaboration teams for using data to inform decision making. Teachers model collaborative data use in Supporting Data Use Through Teacher...

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04/23/2014
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Standards in Practice Steps

Teachers follow these steps for working in groups to develop rubrics for evaluating student work. Watch a teacher discuss the process of implementing collaboration around student work in Supporting...

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04/23/2014
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Consultancy Practices

These practices guide consultancy sessions, where one teacher presents data on student progress to receive feedback from peer teachers. Hear a teacher describe the consultancy, as well as other...

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04/23/2014
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Classroom Walkthrough Notepad

The administrative team at one elementary school conducts classroom walkthroughs every six weeks to observe instruction. The team examines this instructional data alongside achievement data to...

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04/23/2014
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