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Using Student Achievement Data To Support Instructional Decision Making, Laura Hamilton, Richard Halverson, Sharnell S. Jackson, Ellen Mandinach, Jonathan A. Supovitz, Jeffrey C. Wayman, Cassandra Pickens, Emma Sama Martin, Jennifer L. Steele Sep 2009

Using Student Achievement Data To Support Instructional Decision Making, Laura Hamilton, Richard Halverson, Sharnell S. Jackson, Ellen Mandinach, Jonathan A. Supovitz, Jeffrey C. Wayman, Cassandra Pickens, Emma Sama Martin, Jennifer L. Steele

GSE Publications

As educators face increasing pressure from federal, state, and local accountability policies to improve student achievement, the use of data has become more central to how many educators evaluate their practices and monitor students’ academic progress (Knapp et al., 2006). Despite this trend, questions about how educators should use data to make instructional decisions remain mostly unanswered. In response, this guide provides a framework for using student achievement data to support instructional decision making. These decisions include, but are not limited to, how to adapt lessons or assignments in response to students’ needs, alter classroom goals or objectives, or modify ...


School Improvement By Design: Lessons From A Study Of Comprehensive School Reform Programs, Brian Rowan, Richard Miller, Eric Camburn Aug 2009

School Improvement By Design: Lessons From A Study Of Comprehensive School Reform Programs, Brian Rowan, Richard Miller, Eric Camburn

CPRE Research Reports

This CPRE report is a reprint of a chapter that originally appeared as Chapter 49 of the Handbook of Education Policy Research, edited by Gary Sykes, Barbara Schneider, and DavidN.Plank and published for theAmerican Educational Research Association by Routledge Publishers in 2009. The reprinted chapter presents key findings from A Study of Instructional Improvement, a study that was conducted under the auspices of the Consortium for Policy Research in Education and directed by Brian Rowan, David K. Cohen, and Deborah Loewenberg Ball (all at the University of Michigan).This study examined the design, implementation, and instructional effectiveness of three ...


Learning Progressions In Science: An Evidence-Based Approach To Reform, Thomas B. Corcoran, Frederic A. Mosher, Aaron Rogat May 2009

Learning Progressions In Science: An Evidence-Based Approach To Reform, Thomas B. Corcoran, Frederic A. Mosher, Aaron Rogat

CPRE Research Reports

American education policy seems poised to escalate and shift its two decade long commitment to standards and outcome-based reform. That commitment has involved a set of “grand bargains”, in which the federal government provides Title I (The “No Child Left Behind Act” or NCLB) disadvantaged education funds in return for the states’ agreeing to set ambitious content standards, and define performance or “proficiency” standards associated with them that all students in the states’ schools will be expected to meet by the 2013/2014 school year. The disadvantaged children targeted by Title I are expected to meet the same standards as ...


Learning About Assessment: An Evaluation Of A Ten-State Effort To Build Assessment Capacity In High Schools, Elliot H. Weinbaum Feb 2009

Learning About Assessment: An Evaluation Of A Ten-State Effort To Build Assessment Capacity In High Schools, Elliot H. Weinbaum

CPRE Research Reports

In 2006, the State of Delaware and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) partnered with the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) to conduct an evaluation of a ten-state initiative that sought to enhance assessment practices at the high school level. This effort aimed to help states, districts, and schools build familiarity with instruction that uses assessment as part of the learning process, a practice known as assessment for learning. This report focuses primarily on the third goal of this project, the creation and function of teacher learning teams focused on assessment for learning.


Pro-Poor Approaches To Using Technology For Human Development: Monitoring And Evaluation Perspectives, Daniel A. Wagner Jan 2009

Pro-Poor Approaches To Using Technology For Human Development: Monitoring And Evaluation Perspectives, Daniel A. Wagner

Book Chapters (Literacy.org)

I am pleased to be able to contribute a chapter to this volume that honors the work of Çiğdem Kağitçibaşi. In my view, Dr. Kağitçibaşi's work is unique in that it approaches, in significant and creative ways, the intersection of the science of human development with the potential of practical benefits for children and families. This may sound easy, and even obvious – but it is not. The field of child and human development has often evidenced a high though largely impreceptible wall between science and practice. That wall is even higher when cultural and international perspectives are taken into ...


New Technologies For Adult Literacy And International Development, Daniel A. Wagner Jan 2009

New Technologies For Adult Literacy And International Development, Daniel A. Wagner

Book Chapters (Literacy.org)

Few areas of social and economic development have received as much attention and as few proportionate resources as adult literacy. Across the world – in both industrialized and developing countries alike – it is widely acknowledged that at most, 5 percent of national education budgets is spent on the roughly 50 percent of the adult population in need of increased literacy skills.

For several centuries, it has been variously claimed that literacy – a key (if not the key) product of schooling – would lead to economic growth, social stability, a democratic way of life, and other social 'good things.' Detailed historical reviews have ...