ERIC Number: EJ712718
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Publication Date: 2005-Apr-1
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Data: Maximize Your Mining--Sustained Student Achievement Is the Ultimate Goal of Data Mining, but Efficient Analysis Is Key to Getting There
Technology & Learning, v25 n9 p32 Apr 2005
This article looks at stages one and two of a three-stage process for success. Over the last decade, schools and districts have become increasingly sophisticated in their collection, storage, and analysis of data. And with the rise of NCLB, the focus of data analysis has been largely trained on ways to help schools achieve Adequate Yearly Progress. The more important and greater challenge, however, remains in finding ways to harness data over the long term to raise student achievement in a consistent, sustained manner. Typically, schools move through three stages as they learn to link data to higher student achievement. Stage one consists of initial efforts to contextualize the many data sources available, stage two focuses on using data to maximize educational efficiency, and stage three represents a fundamental reorganization aimed at ensuring sustained higher levels of performance. This article describes best practices associated with stages one and two, toward the goal of helping schools and districts accelerate their progress toward stage three.
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001