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ERIC Number: ED505288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 88
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
How State Education Agencies in the Northeast and Islands Region Support Data-Driven Decisionmaking in Districts and Schools. Issues & Answers. REL 2009-No. 072
LaPointe, Michelle A.; Brett, Jessica; Kagle, Melissa; Midouhas, Emily; Sanchez, Maria Teresa
Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands
The report examines the initiatives of state education agencies in the Northeast and Islands Region to support data-driven decisionmaking in districts and schools and describes the service providers hired to support this work. Four components of data-driven decisionmaking initiatives are identified: (1) Centralized data system/warehouse; (2) Tools for data analysis and reporting; (3) Training on data systems/warehouses and tools; and (4) Professional development in using data for decisionmaking. Analysis of the four components across the state education agency initiatives revealed that not all initiatives include all four components, and implementation is affected in part by available funding and capacity. The study outlines considerations for education decisionmakers and researchers on the potential benefits of implementing additional components of a data-driven decisionmaking system, sources of funding, and strategies to enhance their capacity to support teachers and administrators. Ideas are proposed for further research, including examining how state education agencies scale up their data-driven decisionmaking initiatives; exploring how state education agencies, schools, and districts implement data-driven decisionmaking; and analyzing the impacts of data-driven decisionmaking on student and school outcomes. [This report was written with Young Oh and Charlotte North. For summary report, see ED505289.]
Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands. Available from: Education Development Center, Inc. 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02458. Tel: 617-618-2747; Fax: 617-969-1580; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Maine; Massachusetts; New Hampshire; New York; Rhode Island; Vermont; Virgin Islands
IES Funded: Yes