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ERIC Number: EJ940626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1206-9620
Building the Foundation for Data-Based Decision Making: Creating Consensus on Language and Concepts
Crum, Karen
International Electronic Journal for Leadership in Learning, v13 n5 2009
Data Based Decision Making (DBDM), the process of gathering, analyzing, applying, and sharing data in order to promote school improvement, has recently become a prominent process in the quest to assist students in attaining educational success and helping schools meet accountability benchmarks (Wayman, 2005; Poynton & Carey, 2006). This manuscript presents a pilot study undertaken in a Mid-Atlantic state to discern foundational understandings of DBDM by school staff. Results from the study reveal a lack of clarity on the foundational underpinnings of DBDM, as well as a lack of assessment literacy. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001