Spotlight on Data-Driven Decisionmaking

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Data-Driven Decisionmaking


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

  • Moving beyond test scores in measuring school success
  • Making the most out of predictive analytics
  • How districts are mining data to improve hiring practices
  • Pushing the boundaries of personalized learning
  • Using formative assessment data to improve student outcomes

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

Aiming to get beyond just spreadsheets and test scores, Vermont and other states experiment with new ways to scope out schools' strengths and weaknesses.
September 28, 2016 – Education Week

A long-running collaboration in Gwinnett County schools is pushing to make the most out of predictive analytics.
March 28, 2016 – Education Week

Advocates say that making better use of analytics and screening tools in recruitment processes can improve schools' hiring outcomes across a number of areas.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week

Tech startup AltSchool wants to push the boundaries of classroom data collection and personalized learning. But are schools ready for the big data revolution?
January 13, 2016 – Education Week

Under ESSA, states must now account for the unique challenges of measuring the academic growth of homeless, foster, and military-connected students, write two data consultants.
August 10, 2016 – Education Week


The Newest Trend in Data-Driven Decisionmaking
In recent years, there has been a shift from a focus on summative assessment data, such as state test scores, to formative assessment data, to help improve student learning outcomes across all subjects and grade levels.
January 17, 2017 - Education Futures: Emerging Trends in K-12

Are You Making Good Data-Driven Decisions?
The challenge for all schools is to decide what story the data they collect will tell them, and this is one way to help weed that out.
March 3, 2016 - Finding Common Ground

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