Connect data and instruction to improve practice

Gathering data and using it to inform instruction is a requirement for many schools, yet educators are not necessarily formally trained in how to do it. This book helps bridge the gap between classroom practice and the principles of educational psychology. Teachers will find cutting-edge advances in research and theory on human learning and teaching in an easily understood and transferable format. The text's integrated model shows teachers, school leaders, and district administrators how to establish a data culture and transform quantitative and qualitative data into actionable knowledge based on: Assessment; Statistics; Instructional and differentiated psychology; Classroom management

Introduction
Introduction

This book is for classroom teachers, school and district administrators, pre-service teacher candidates, school psychologists, and other educators who are tasked with using data to inform their work and practice. It is for undergraduates, graduate students in teaching and administration programs, and for continuing education courses. We highlight educational psychology because the book series of which this volume is a part is sponsored by Division 15, Educational Psychology, of the American Psychological Association. The book series pairs a researcher and a practitioner to deliver a volume that is appropriate for practice, but grounded in theory and research. Thus, there is an emphasis on educational psychology, but the book is intended to be much broader than just the one discipline. It crosses many courses and ...

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