This guide offers five recommendations to help educators effectively use data to monitor students’ academic progress and evaluate instructional practices. The guide recommends that schools set a clear vision for schoolwide data use, develop a data-driven culture, and make data part of an ongoing cycle of instructional improvement. The guide also recommends teaching students how to use their own data to set learning goals.
Provide supports that foster a data-driven culture within the school.
This practice guide was prepared for the WWC by Mathematica Policy Research under contract ED-07-CO-0062.
The following research staff contributed to the guide:
Cassie Pickens Jewell, Emily Sama-Miller, and Sarah Wissel.
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Sharnell S. Jackson
Chicago Public Schools
Jonathan A. Supovitz
University of Pennsylvania
Jeffrey C. Wayman
The University of Texas at Austin