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

What Research Tells Us About Data-Driven Decision Making3
What research tells us about data-driven decision making

An increasing amount of attention is being devoted to data-driven decision making in terms of research. Much of the research focuses on the implementation process and consists of intensive case studies. The literature review conducted for the IES Practice Guide (Hamilton et al., 2009) yielded close to 3,000 studies and reports, but only a small fraction of those reviewed attained the WWC's criteria for rigor. That said, much information can be learned from the vast body of literature that was omitted from the Practice Guide. Yet complications in the area remain.

A caveat worth mentioning here is that data-driven decision making is seen as an emerging field. Simply because the research ...

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