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Chapter 2A: Evaluate Past and Present Performance
Evaluate Past and Present Performance
System Leader Summary
Once you know your goals for students, you can analyze the data to see how far you are from achieving them and to understand the major barriers you face. Systems do this by looking for performance patterns: themes or trends in the data that are consistent and recurring across different types of analyses.
We have more and more data in the field of education, but it seems to be telling us less and less. Data alone won’t solve our problems; instead, we must use hypotheses to bring our own intuitions and beliefs to data analysis, continuing in a cycle of inquiry that brings us closer and closer to understanding what’s going on. The tools ...