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Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2018
The recommendations in this brief create a framework for using data effectively to make instructional decisions. The availability of student-level data for educators has pushed forward the movement to strengthen the role of data to guide instruction and improve student learning. While improvements in technology and assessments, as well as recent…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Information Utilization, Data Collection, Data Analysis
Moeller, Eliza; Seeskin, Alex; Nagaoka, Jenny – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
The UChicago Consortium, Network for College Success, and the To&Through Project's new paper, "Practice-Driven Data: Lessons from Chicago's Approach to Research, Data, and Practice in Education," shares key lessons learned from Chicago's approach to using data to foster ongoing improvement in students' educational attainment. This…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Educational Improvement
Fergus, Edward – Corwin, 2017
According to federal data, African American students are more than three times as likely as their white peers to be suspended or expelled. As a school leader, what do you do when your heart is in the right place, but your data show otherwise? In "Solving Disproportionality and Achieving Equity", Edward Fergus takes us on a journey into…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Equal Education, Data Analysis, Research Utilization
Stiles, Katherine; Mundry, Susan; DiRanna, Kathy – WestEd, 2017
In response to the need to develop leaders to guide the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the Carnegie Corporation of New York provided funding to WestEd to develop a framework that defines the leadership knowledge and actions needed to effectively implement the NGSS. The development of the framework entailed…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Science Instruction, Standard Setting, Science Education
James, E. Alana; Leasure, David – Online Submission, 2017
Postgraduate education is poised for rapid development and if Deans and administrators will embrace lessons from industry it can actually be a smooth transition. The cost of doing nothing is greater than it has ever been before. Hit and miss development has left Postgraduate Schools (PGS) with disjointed student analytics and student experience is…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Technology Uses in Education, Graduate Students, Student Experience
Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2017
The National Education Technology Plan (NETP) sets a national vision and plan for learning enabled by technology through building on the work of leading education researchers; district, school, and higher education leaders; classroom teachers; developers; entrepreneurs; and nonprofit organizations. The principles and examples provided in this…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Zilvinskis, John; Willis, James, III; Borden, Victor M. H. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this chapter is to provide administrators and faculty with an understanding of learning analytics and its relationship to existing roles and functions so better institutional decisions can be made about investments and activities related to these technologies.
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Analysis, Decision Making, Learning Activities
Ross, Christine; Sama-Miller, Emily; Roberts, Lily – Administration for Children & Families, 2018
The "Integrated Approaches to Supporting Child Development and Improving Family Economic Security" project was conducted by Mathematica Policy Research and Northwestern University for the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human…
Descriptors: Well Being, Family Programs, Family Income, Children
Brookhart, Susan M. – ASCD, 2015
In this book, best-selling author Susan M. Brookhart helps teachers and administrators understand the critical elements and nuances of assessment data and how that information can best be used to inform improvement efforts in the school or district. Readers will learn: (1) What different kinds of data can--and cannot--tell us about student…
Descriptors: Data, Decision Making, Student Evaluation, Data Analysis
Osher, D.; Fisher, D.; Amos, L.; Katz, J.; Dwyer, K.; Duffey, T.; Colombi, G. D. – National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, 2015
Discriminatory discipline practices in the nation's schools disproportionately impact students of color; students with emotional, behavioral, and cognitive disabilities; and youth who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ). Large numbers of these students are removed from class, lose opportunities to learn, and…
Descriptors: Discipline, Minority Group Students, Disabilities, Homosexuality
Pirtle, Sylvia Segura; Tobia, Ed – SEDL, 2014
"Professional learning communities," the name given to teachers' collaborative professional learning--or PLCs, as they are often called--has become so overused that the term's meaning is often lost. Only when teachers reflect on their instructional practice, consider the effect instruction has on students, and implement insights gained…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Technical Assistance
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2013
The "Surveys of Enacted Curriculum" (SEC) is a Web-based tool that provides K-12 mathematics, science, English language arts, and social studies teachers with consistent data, both on current instructional practices and the content actually being taught in their classrooms (the "how" and the "what"). Survey results are presented in clear and…
Descriptors: State Standards, Teaching Methods, Needs Assessment, Faculty Development
Nese, Joseph F. T.; Lai, Cheng-Fei; Anderson, Daniel – Behavioral Research and Teaching, 2013
Longitudinal data analysis in education is the study growth over time. A longitudinal study is one in which repeated observations of the same variables are recorded for the same individuals over a period of time. This type of research is known by many names (e.g., time series analysis or repeated measures design), each of which can imply subtle…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Data Analysis, Educational Research, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
Public Agenda, 2012
"Building Institutional Capacity for Data-Informed Decision Making" is the third installment of the Cutting Edge series, which aims to help colleges engage faculty, scale successful interventions, and create a strong culture of evidence through use of data to strengthen their institutional change and student success efforts. Though the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Community Colleges, Organizational Change, Decision Making
Lee, Alison, Ed.; Danby, Susan, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
The number of doctorates being awarded around the world has almost doubled over the last ten years, propelling it from a small elite enterprise into a large and ever growing international market. Within the context of increasing numbers of doctoral students this book examines the new doctorate environment and the challenges it is starting to face.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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