Interpreting Standardized Test Scores: Strategies for Data-Driven Instructional Decision Making is designed to help K-12 teachers and administrators understand the nature of standardized tests and, in particular, the scores that result from them. This useful manual helps teachers develop the skills necessary to incorporate these test scores into various types of instructional decision making—a process known as “data-driven decision making”—necessitated by the needs of their students.
Section IV: Case Studies: Interviews with Teachers and Administrators
- District and School Profiles
- Interview Transcripts: Teachers
- Interview Transcripts: Administrators
District and School Profiles
Bowling Green (Ohio) City Schools
Bowling Green Schools have embraced the idea of data-driven decision making through a series of processes and procedures that have been central-office driven during the past five years. The district has made progress on the state report card rating system and has moved from being a Continuous Improvement district to one that is Effective, and as of the 2005–2006 school year, has attained a rating of Excellent.
Crim Elementary School
Crim Elementary has moved from being Effective on the state report card rating system to being Excellent. A principal who has wholeheartedly bought into the concept of data-driven decision ...