IES Practice Guide: Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making
The goal of this practice guide is to formulate specific and coherent evidence-based recommendations for use by educators and education administrators to create the organizational conditions necessary to make decisions using student achievement data in classrooms, schools, and districts.
NAESP: Better Practices for Better Schools
This online publications series developed by the National Association of Elementary School Principals, is intended to strengthen the effectiveness of elementary and middle-level principals by providing information and insight about research-based practices and by offering guidance for implementing them in schools.
SEDL: Using Formative Assessment to Improve Student Achievement in the Core Content Areas
Since 2001, federal laws such as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 have made raising student achievement standards the center of our national conversation. Consequently, educators have increasingly turned their attention to exploring the potential of formative assessments as one approach to increasing student outcomes (Black & William, 1998) in order to meet federal and state accountability requirements. This briefing paper addresses topics related to formative assessments.
SEDL: Using Data to Guide Instruction and Improve Student Learning
SEDL staff provided training during which district staff from all content areas learned how to properly implement research-based literacy instructional strategies. In addition, SEDL staff regularly participated in teacher planning meetings and observed classroom instruction to assess the effectiveness of the literacy strategies and provide feedback for improvement.
TAIS resources: Use of Quality Data to Drive Instruction
TCDSS: Texas Title I Priority Schools Best Practices and Video Resources
Sessions offered at Education Service Center, Region 20, are available for registration at Connect20
Additionally, customized sessions are available for campuses and districts.
For more information, please contact Shannon Allen (210)370-5481.
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