Data Driven Decision Making

Public Advocacy: Data Messages

Talking about student data with teachers and parents

Daniel Kaufman

In my last column, i offered some sample messages and tips for talking with parents, teachers, and others about the new, often precipitously lower, student test results tied to higher standards that have just been released in many states. This month, I want to address a closely related communications issue: how to talk generally with those same audiences about the uses and misuses of student data.

Data Quality Campaign identifies best practices in reporting school data

What are our states being graded on this time?

IES Practice Guide: Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making

This handout was given as an example in the "Defining Leadership for Equity in the Digital Age" Training Leadership Workshop at the 2014 CUBE Summer Issues Seminar.

CPE names “10 Good Things About Public Education”

Can you name 10 good things about public education?

Patte Barth, director of NSBA’s Center for Public Education, recently wrote about the many successes in public education for American School Board Journal, and she also gave her suggestions for ways schools can improve.

For instance, she notes, fourth-graders have improved their reading skills by six points on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) over the past decade.

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