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

The Context of Data-Driven Decision Making

The context of data-driven decision making

Why is data-driven decision making here to stay? Data-driven decision making has become an important topic linked to accountability, school improvement, and educational reforms. In fact, data have been pronounced to be “cool” by educational policy makers. Data use is no longer a passing fad, one to which educators can close their doors and assume it will go away until the next innovative idea appears. Data-driven decision making, in its latest incarnation, is innovative, but the use of data to inform educational practice is not new. Highly effective schools and classroom teachers have been using data for years and recognize the value to inform their work across all levels of the educational system. In ...

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