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ERIC Number: EJ1080420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
How to Share Data with Families
McWilliams, Lorette; Patton, Christine
Educational Leadership, v73 n3 p46-49 Nov 2015
Students whose parents receive regular and personalized messages with actionable information from teachers are more likely to succeed in school. But effective data-sharing programs require more than simply sending data home. They also encourage educators and families to make connections with each other, sharing observations about how a child performs and behaves in different settings. They put the data in context, helping families understand how their child's performance conforms to expectations for children at that age or grade level. And they approach data-sharing as an ongoing process. McWilliams and Patton offer five tips for setting up successful data-sharing programs: (1) Recognize the need for discretion when sharing data; (2) Make data accessible, understandable, and actionable; (3) Build professional capacity; (4) Give families access and training; and (5) Consider and address families' unique needs.
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Language: English
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