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ERIC Number: ED501547
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
Teachers' Use of Student Data Systems to Improve Instruction
Means, Barbara; Gallagher, Lawrence; Padilla, Christine
US Department of Education
Using data from national surveys of teachers and school districts, this brief provides the first national estimates of the prevalence of K-12 teachers' access to and use of electronic student data management systems. Specifically, the brief seeks to determine how broadly student data systems are being implemented in districts and schools; the prevalence of tools for generating and acting on data are within these systems; and how school staff are using student data systems. Nearly half of all teachers reported having access to an electronic student data management system in school year 2004-05, and a majority of those teachers reported making use of it for monitoring student progress, planning, and refining their instruction, or keeping parents informed. This paper was developed through a secondary analysis of national survey data from over 6000 teachers and over 1000 district technology coordinators conducted in 2005 as part of the National Educational Technology Trends Study. (Contains 9 exhibits and 6 footnotes.)
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education (ED), Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001