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ERIC Number: EJ1016241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-21
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1099-839X
Trend Analysis Techniques to Assist School Leaders in Making Critical Curriculum and Instruction Decisions
Bigham, Gary D.; Riney, Mark R.
Current Issues in Education, v17 n1 Jan 2014
As educational needs of students change in response to changing demographics, economic factors, workforce needs, and school accountability requirements, school leaders must continually monitor and adjust curricula and associated methods of instructional delivery to increase student learning. The analysis of student performance data is a critical component of curriculum decision-making processes, and the purpose of this study is to demonstrate an application of trend analysis techniques in making curriculum and instruction decisions using historical student performance data. The techniques are demonstrated in relation to a real school problem and are transferrable to similar problems facing other schools. This study underscores the importance school leaders should place on analyzing data when making decisions related to curriculum and instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A