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Data-Driven Decision-Making: A Case Study Of How A School District Uses Data To Inform Reading Instruction, Terese Ann Brecklin Apr 2010

Data-Driven Decision-Making: A Case Study Of How A School District Uses Data To Inform Reading Instruction, Terese Ann Brecklin

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This case study investigated the organizational structure, assessment philosophy, and instructional practices of one Wisconsin public school district in order to learn about the ways in which the district used assessment data to inform reading instruction. The study was situated within the context of the high-stakes testing environment created by No Child Left Behind legislation.

Data from multiple sources informed the study, including documents, interviews, and classroom observations. Participants included three district administrators, three elementary building principals, three elementary reading specialists and seven elementary classroom teachers. A within and cross-case analysis was conducted to determine the interrelationships between perceptions about ...