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ERIC Number: ED509600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
The Numbers We Need: How the Right Metrics Could Improve K-12 Education. Education Outlook. No. 2
Hess, Frederick M.; Fullerton, Jon
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Educators lack the data necessary to pinpoint concerns and successes in schools. A focus on collecting student achievement data in the past ten years has increased the amount of information school districts have, but these data are insufficient. Successful organizations use extensive data analysis to guide decisions, but few K-12 districts have the metrics needed to do the same. This "Outlook" outlines several steps that, if implemented, could make data-driven management in education a reality and lays out key measurements districts should collect to make data analysis an effective tool for improving education. (Contains 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research