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ERIC Number: EJ917571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0271-6062
Research Report: Schools as Effective Data Users
Protheroe, Nancy
Principal, v90 n1 p24-26, 28 Sep-Oct 2010
Data use and decision-making--these two phrases have appeared together in probably hundreds of education articles and have been the topic of a host of presentations during the past decade. In addition, research studies have confirmed the importance of data-informed decision-making to school improvement. Thus, school leaders have found it makes sense to use data to help clarify decisions, identify alternative solutions to problems, and target resources effectively. The real question, then, should not be whether to integrate the use of data in school improvement efforts, but how. Two key elements of the "how" of data use are establishing a process for data use and ensuring that conditions to support effective data use are present. Research conducted in schools that use data well provides helpful direction for both of these elements.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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