Helping Teachers Use Data Effectively

Using data to drive decisions that improve student and school performance requires open and honest dialogue among teachers, administrators, parents, and other stakeholders. Principals should provide guidance, support, and tools to ensure teachers are knowledgeable and prepared to use data effectively to inform classroom decisions.

Field Guide Alignment: Performance Management, Principle 3


Learn about the strategy

Practice guide
Developed by the Institute of Education Sciences

Practice guide
Developed by the Institute of Education Sciences

Answers to common struggles
Developed by WestEd

Ethical considerations for educators
Developed by WestEd

PD guide with accompanying documents
Developed by WestEd


See the strategy in action

Teacher's testimonial
Developed by Doing What Works

Overview and recommendations
Developed by The Leadership and Learning Center, a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Three phases of examining data
Developed by Fairfax County Public Schools

Spotlight on Wright Middle School
Developed by Learning Forward

Expert interview
Developed by Doing What Works Libary


Use the strategy

Data Analysis for Instructional Decision Making: Team Process

Sample meeting agenda and script
Developed by RTI Action Network

Sample meeting protocols
Developed by Doing What Works Library

Guide for gathering data through conversation
Developed by WestEd

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