Spotlight on Data-Driven Decisionmaking

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On Data-Driven Decisionmaking

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The Education Week Spotlight on Data-Driven Decisionmaking is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors including:

  • Mining data to improve student learning
  • Leveraging schools' investment in data systems
  • Using data to predict which students are likely to dropout
  • Managing student privacy
  • Securing school data systems from crashes and failures
  • Implementing student-data technology

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The statistical methods used to calculate credit scores and car-insurance premiums are now being used to predict which students are likely to drop out and which teacher candidates are good fits for jobs.
June 30, 2011 - Education Week

Long before it was on the national agenda, data was the name of the game in Western Heights, Okla.
June 3, 2009 - Education Week

Federal privacy rules likely to take effect this summer offer timely, first-time guidance for states and districts finishing up new longitudinal student-data systems this year.
April 29, 2011 | Updated: March 24, 2012 - Education Week

What's needed now, the Data Quality Campaign says, is political momentum to ensure educators can start tracking data by fall.
February 22, 2011 - Education Week

The range and unpredictability of threats to school districts' data systems can be unnerving, making protecting them difficult.
February 4, 2011 - Digital Directions

Researchers find that they can use Amazon.com-style techniques for analyzing customer behaviors to study—and improve—student learning.
December 13, 2010 - Education Week

Data analysis has an important instructional role in the classroom, explains Ronald S. Thomas.
June 14, 2011 - Education Week

Data's importance is a key topic as educators and other leaders consider how to raise high school graduation rates, AT&T Foundation President Laura Sanford writes.
March 21, 2011 - Education Week

Leveraging schools' investment in data systems will require a parallel investment in strengthening the capacity to use data to improve teaching, William J. Slotnik and Martin Orland write.
May 6, 2010 - Education Week

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