Data-Driven Teaching: Tools and Trends

Feb 28, 2006
  • Description

Data-Driven Teaching: Tools and Trends, a policy brief released by the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy, focuses on three district-based data analysis programs and highlights the policy and practice challenges associated with their use. More important, it provides educators and policymakers with guiding questions to assist in the selection of data analysis programs. The brief makes critical recommendations for district and state level policymakers seeking to move toward including data analysis as part of teachers' daily practice. Drawing on research with teachers, principals and superintendents in three urban districts, the Rennie Center's brief recommends that policymakers at both the state and district levels provide teachers with more time and support for the integration of data into their instructional planning.