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ERIC Number: EJ812661
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0276-928X
Data Dialogue: Focused Conversations Put Evidence to Work in the Classroom
Harrison, Cindy; Bryan, Chris
Journal of Staff Development, v29 n4 p15-19 Fall 2008
As teachers and leaders are well aware, schools and districts across the country have invested enormous amounts of money and energy in creating data management systems so that teachers can access information about their students' performance. With these systems in place, the focus now needs to move to the structures and allocation of time that will allow teachers to engage in data conversations about student achievement and its implications for classroom planning and instruction. Such time and structures will ensure that the necessary conditions are in place for data to be used to impact student achievement. In this article, the authors describe a framework that outlines a variety of types of data conversations. For each type of data conversation, the authors define the purpose, identify possible data sources, recommend frequency, suggest possible topics for the conversation, and identify who should be involved.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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