ERIC Number: EJ765790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 18
Teacher Leaders at Work: Analyzing Standardized Achievement Data to Improve Instruction
Henning, John E.
Education, v126 n4 p729-737 Sum 2006
The purpose of this study is to describe how 24 elementary and middle school teacher leaders analyzed standardized achievement test scores, utilizing four different approaches: comparing to the norm, analyzing trends, correlating data, and disaggregating data. The analyses were conducted in order to effect positive change in student learning and as part of graduate coursework in a Teacher Leadership Program at the University of Northern Iowa. Findings from this study have implications for the storage and organization of data, for methods of teaching teachers to analyze school data, and for the discovery of new approaches to analyzing school data. Descriptions of how educators are using student achievement data to improve instruction could provide insights for teachers, principals, and professors who are interested in practical approaches to analyzing data in school settings.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Teacher Leadership, Achievement Tests, Academic Achievement, Instructional Improvement, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Scores, Leaders, Graduate Study, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Iowa Tests of Basic Skills