CORNERSTONE: Examining Relevant Data

FirstSchool
2012

Data can be powerful when educators have the ability to interpret and respond to them in ways that promote positive changes in teacher behavior and classroom/program environments. At the heart of the process lies the need for a school-wide culture of collaborative inquiry that fosters open and honest dialogue. Making effective use of data includes a thoughtful selection from multiple sources of information, systematic data collection, analysis and dissemination, and the intentional application of findings to ongoing changes to instructional practice and policy.