September 7, 2017 | Amelia Vance
Other Resources for Data-Driven Decisionmaking
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.
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.
May 21, 2017 | The Open University
Model: Using information to support student learning
This document tells the reader about important developments in the use of information The Open University holds about its students.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
May 21, 2017 | National Academy of Education
Balancing the Benefits of Educational Research and Student Privacy
This report reviews the benefits of educational research using modern data systems, the risks to the privacy of families and children, and technical and political solutions for maximizing benefits and minimizing risks.
May 21, 2017 | National Education Policy Center
Data-Driven Improvement and Accountability
The drive to enhance learning outcomes has assumed increasing salience over the last three decades. These outcomes include both high levels of tested achievement for all students and eliminating gaps in achievement among different sub-populations (raising the bar and closing the gap). This policy brief examines policies and practices concerning the use of data to […]