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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.

Group-Level Decision Making
Group-level decision making

In this section of the book, we begin to take the information we have learned about standardized test reports and apply it to curricular and instructional decision making. Specifically, this module begins with a discussion of data-driven decision making and continues with an examination of a basic process for using standardized test results for making decisions. As you will see, the sequential, linear process (as shown in Figure 7.1) focuses on the identification of critical content or subtest areas, the determination of where and how these are taught within the curriculum, and the development of new or different methods of instruction, reinforcement, and so on. The explanation of this process is followed by some examples that demonstrate the application of ...

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