ERIC Number: ED558033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Use of Data to Support Teaching and Learning: A Case Study of Two School Districts. ACT Research Report Series, 2015 (1)
This report summarizes how school and district leaders and academic coaches in two Texas school districts used assessment and other types of data to assess the quality of teaching and learning, to coach and supervise teachers, and to guide management decisions. The report also describes how district and school leaders supported teachers' use of data. The results in this report are based on interviews with district and school leaders and academic coaches, supplemented by observations of teacher team meetings. The data most frequently used were from three- or nine-week tests and from classroom observations. School leaders also reported using data from non-assessment sources such as attendance, discipline referrals, and surveys to intervene with students and adjust school procedures. The following are appended: (1) Questions for District Leaders; (2) Questions for School Leaders; and (3) List of Codes Used for Interview Analysis.
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Districts, Research Reports, Information Utilization, Management Information Systems, Coaching (Performance), Teacher Evaluation, Accountability, Instructional Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Teacher Supervision, Program Descriptions, Interviews, Classroom Observation Techniques, Meetings, Attendance, Referral, Student Surveys, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Quality, Information Sources, School Support, Enrollment Trends, College Readiness, Achievement Tests, Standardized Tests, Grades (Scholastic), Discipline, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Teacher Surveys, Parent Surveys, Curriculum Development, Benchmarking, Mentors, Teacher Collaboration, Collegiality, Scheduling, Goal Orientation, Needs Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Practices, Educational Policy
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: ACT, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: Texas