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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Supporting Data Use Through Teacher Collaboration Time (Part 2)

Supporting Data Use Through Teacher Collaboration Time (Part 2)

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...

School Example
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04/22/2014
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Supporting Data Use Through Teacher Collaboration Time (Part 1)

Supporting Data Use Through Teacher Collaboration Time (Part 1)

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...

School Example
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04/22/2014
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Start With the Data

Start With the Data

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...

School Example
Audio
04/22/2014
624 views
Intervening Early Using Data From Multiple Assessments

Intervening Early Using Data From Multiple Assessments

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...

School Example
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04/22/2014
534 views
Using the Three-Week Assessment Cycle

Using the Three-Week Assessment Cycle

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...

School Example
Audio
04/22/2014
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What Do You See in These Data?

What Do You See in These Data?

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...

Expert Interview
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04/22/2014
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Prepare, Inquire, Act

Prepare, Inquire, Act

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...

Expert Interview
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04/22/2014
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Making Data Part of an Ongoing Cycle of Instructional Improvement

Making Data Part of an Ongoing Cycle of Instructional Improvement

As part of a coherent approach to using data for instructional improvement, teachers can use a cycle of instructional improvement. This cycle begins with collecting and preparing data using results...

Overview
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04/22/2014
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Ohio Decision Framework User Manual

This manual is a comprehensive guide to understanding and using the Ohio Decision Framework. The decision framework allows building and district leadership teams to more precisely analyze and...

Sample Material
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04/21/2014
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Ohio Decision Framework Needs Assessment

When districts use the Ohio Decision Framework, they complete a comprehensive needs assessment. This sample material is a compilation of screen shots that comprise the needs assessment. The related...

Sample Material
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04/21/2014
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The Ohio Improvement Process: Using the Ohio Decision Framework Tool

Review this description to learn more about the Ohio Decision Framework. Districts use this tool in stage one of the Ohio Improvement Process. Listen to It's About the What of the Data, Then It's...

Sample Material
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04/21/2014
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Digging Into the Statewide Testing System

Digging Into the Statewide Testing System

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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04/21/2014
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