Other Resources for Data-Driven Decisionmaking

Easy Tips for Keeping Student Data Safe When Taking Your Work Home

January 9, 2019 | Alexis Shore

Easy Tips for Keeping Student Data Safe When Taking Your Work Home

Commercial cloud storage services such as Dropbox, iCloud and Google Drive can be incredibly convenient for busy educators who work from home after the school day is done. Need to revise a lesson plan or draft a document before class tomorrow? Cloud services make it easy: save your document to the cloud and access it […]

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The Invisible Fence and Data Privacy

August 30, 2017 | Ferpa Sherpa

The Invisible Fence and Data Privacy

Hundreds of teachers have shared stories about finding great ed tech tools and implementing them in their classrooms–only to be made aware of potential student data privacy concerns. For many, it’s like an invisible fence we don’t know about until we’re jolted by an incident.

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Integrating Research Results into Decisionmaking

June 26, 2017 | SLDS State Support Team, U.S. Department of Education

Integrating Research Results into Decisionmaking

This presentation is intended to assist states with the integration of research findings from the SLDS into decisionmaking. It provides processes and strategies for integrating relevant research results into state and local decisionmaking to inform policy and practice changes.

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Educator Data Use Journal Articles

May 21, 2017 | The Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies

Educator Data Use Journal Articles

The Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies is a national peer-reviewed publication that seeks to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the consideration of meaningful educational research initiatives and policy analyses. This issue has the following articles: Building Educators’ Data Literacy: Differing Perspectives Defining Data Literacy: A Report on a Convening of Experts Leading Data […]

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How State and Local Policies Address Data-Informed Practice

May 21, 2017 | Educational Policy

How State and Local Policies Address Data-Informed Practice

Numerous actors influence how educational policies play out in practice, but this does not mean that policies themselves are without power. Policies are crafted and enacted in part because they serve as signal and symbol: How a policy is formally codified establishes expectations, exerts norming influence, and catalyzes shifts in how issues are framed. But […]

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Teachers’ Ability to Use Data to Inform Instruction: Challenges and Supports

May 21, 2017 | US Department of Education

Teachers’ Ability to Use Data to Inform Instruction: Challenges and Supports

Part I of this report describes the responses that 50 individual teachers and 72 small groups gave to the data scenario questions. The teachers interviewed are not a nationally representative sample, but they do provide a detailed initial look at how these particular teachers think about student data in schools that were thought to be […]

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Professional Learning for Using Data: Examining Teacher Needs & Supports

May 21, 2017 | Teachers College Record

Professional Learning for Using Data: Examining Teacher Needs & Supports

In the last few decades, a focus on school accountability at the state and federal levels has created expectations for teachers to attend to data in increasingly structured ways. Although professional learning is often cited as an important facilitator of effective data use, research that focuses on the intersection of professional learning and data use […]

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