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ERIC Number: ED506783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Achieving a Wealth of Riches: Delivering on the Promise of Data to Transform Teaching and Learning. Policy Brief
Miller, M.
Alliance for Excellent Education
Ensuring that teachers are rich in data, rich in information, and rich in the skills that enable them to improve student achievement requires focused attention from leaders at all levels, including federal policymakers. For federal policy to best support teachers' use of data to prepare all students for college and careers, there must be a recognition of the challenges for teachers associated with data use, an understanding about which data are more and less helpful to teachers and why, and consensus on what supports and structures need to be in place at the school, district, state, and federal levels to ensure effective data use by educators. This policy brief addresses why using data represents a significant shift for most teachers in how they perform their jobs, explains the importance of using multiple types of data to affect learning, details the infrastructure necessary to encourage teachers' use of data, and provides federal policy recommendations. (Contains 23 endnotes.)
Alliance for Excellent Education. 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 901, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-828-0828; Fax: 202-828-0821; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: MetLife Foundation
Authoring Institution: Alliance for Excellent Education, Washington, DC.