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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Developing and Maintaining a Districtwide Data System

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As part of a coherent approach to using data effectively, districts need to provide a high-quality data system. A Data System Advisory Council can support the planning, design, and implementation...

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Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making

Data for Instruction > Overview & Tools

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...

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Making Data Part of an Ongoing Cycle of Instructional Improvement

Data for Instruction > Improvement Cycle > Overview & Tools

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...

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Establishing a Clear Vision for Schoolwide Data Use

Data for Instruction > Vision for Data > Overview & Tools

Establishing a whole-school culture of data use helps all stakeholders make thoughtful, consistent, and appropriate data-based decisions. Schools can develop a data plan and team to guide the use...

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Providing Supports That Foster a Data-Driven Culture Within a School

Data for Instruction > Data-Driven Culture > Overview & Tools

Schools and districts need to provide supports, such as school-based facilitators, professional development, and structured collaboration time, to help all stakeholders develop the knowledge and...

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Teaching Students to Examine Their Own Data

Data for Instruction > Student Data Use > Overview & Tools

Students can learn to examine their own data, monitor their progress, and set learning goals when teachers set clear expectations, provide explicit feedback, and give students tools to understand...

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Data-Driven Instructional Decision Making

Data for Instruction > Overview & Tools

The chair of the IES panel that developed the Practice Guide, Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making explains the five recommended practices and offers...

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Expert Interview

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What Makes a High-Quality Districtwide Data System?

Data for Instruction > Districtwide Data > Learn What Works

Dr. Jeffrey Wayman discusses the characteristics of a high-quality data system: easy to use and understand, expandable, and flexible. Districts should first identify their needs and then select or...

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Expert Interview

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Supporting Teachers in Understanding and Using Data

Data for Instruction > Data-Driven Culture > Learn What Works

Dr. Ellen B. Mandinach discusses the importance of providing professional development to help teachers learn how to use data. She emphasizes the need for the professional development to be aligned...

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Expert Interview

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Supporting a Culture of Data Use

Data for Instruction > Data-Driven Culture > Learn What Works

Dr. Jeffrey Wayman explains the importance of providing supports for data use. Schools can build capacity for data use through supports such as a school-based facilitator, well-defined training,...

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Expert Interview

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Helping Students Gain Ownership Over Their Learning

Data for Instruction > Student Data Use > Learn What Works

Dr. Supovitz discusses how teachers can help students gain ownership over their learning by teaching them to examine their achievement data and set goals. To do this, teachers can provide clear...

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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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