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Karl H. Clauset, Sherman H. Parker & Marcia R. Whitney

In: The Whole-Faculty Study Groups Fieldbook: Lessons Learned and Best Practices from Classrooms, Districts, and Schools

Chapter 15: Making Data-Based Decisions for Student Success

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Making Data-Based Decisions for Student Success
Making Data-Based Decisions for Student Success
KarlH. ClausetShermanH. ParkerMarciaR. Whitney

Teaching can be a lonely and isolated profession. Often the teacher is alone with the students and makes decisions on learning strategies with no collaboration with other adults. Using Whole-Faculty Study Groups (WFSGs) to analyze data and study student work allows teachers to cooperatively develop successful strategies for student learning and to create a more collaborative environment for effective learning.

This chapter describes how data about their students' learning is an essential resource for WFSGs and how such study groups continually make data-based decisions as they address student learning needs. Five types of data-based decisions that WFSGs make are discussed. The study-group process for making data-based decisions is highlighted with illustrations from ...

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