ERIC Number: ED401595
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Data-Driven School Improvement. ERIC Digest, Number 109.
Johnson, James H.
With accurate information, educators are better able to make effective decisions. Besides being used to assess student performance, a complete program of data collection and use can also show educators how management skills, individual learning styles, and other elements affect student achievement. This digest provides an overview of how collecting data on student learning in a timely and accurate manner can be used to improve schools. It discusses the role of data in improving education, the types of data that should be collected, the role of teachers as researchers, the effective uses of data, and the steps that schools can take to improve their use of data. (Contains nine references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Action Research, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Utilization, Student Evaluation
Editor, ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, 5207 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-5207 (free; $2.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; ERIC Publications; Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.