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Educational LeadershipNovember 2015 / Volume 73, Number 3Doing Data Right
Five (Good) Ways to Talk About DataAmanda Datnow and Vicki ParkEssential components of successful conversations about data.
Are We Motivating Students with Data?Caitlin C. Farrell, Julie A. Marsh, and Melanie BertrandDo your data practices deflate or inspire students?
How PLCs Do Data RightRichard DuFourFour questions to ask to make sure that data collection leads to student learning.
What Data Dashboards Can DoRobert RothmanA look at how districts and states are benefiting from using dashboards—and the kinds of indicators that feed student achievement.
Going Quantitative (But Using Common Sense)Rob TraverHow educators tailored their SMART goals to their instruction and (surprisingly) found the process practical.
The Challenge of Data PrivacyKhaliah BarnesWhat safeguards do we have and what else is needed to protect student privacy?
How to Share Data with FamiliesLorette McWilliams and Christine PattonStrengthen your partnership with families by explaining the data they need.
Dramatically Improving AttendanceJessica Sprick, Jake Alabiso, and Kim YoreWhat one school found when it mined its attendance metrics.
Toward Systemwide ChangeVictoria L. BernhardtBy looking at the whole picture—from student learning to school processes, demographics to perceptions—a school shifts from compliance to improvement.
Who’s in the Driver’s Seat?Steven LevyExpeditionary Learning schools show how to gather evidence of such intangible goals as quality and character.
Eliminating the Blame GameKristen Swanson, Gayle Allen, and Rob MancabelliIt’s human to look for the human behind an error, but there’s a better way to solve problems.
Commentary/RTI: What Teachers Know That Computers Don’t Karen EngelsTeachers should not so completely rely on standardized data that they lose confidence in their own expertise.
COLUMNS / DEPARTMENTS
Perspectives/From Stupid to Smart?Marge Scherer
Research Says/Mindsets Are Key to Effective Data UseBryan GoodwinWhy is it that even with good information, we make bad decisions?
Show & Tell: A Video Column/Don’t Just Gather Data—Use ItDoug Fisher and Nancy FreyHow to improve your exit slips and response cards.Watch the video.
The Techy Teacher/Using Data to Personalize LearningCatlin TuckerOnline quizzes and grade books help students understand exactly what they need to do to improve.
Principal Connection/Amazon and the Whole TeacherThomas HoerrThe difference between a cutthroat culture and a demanding one.
One to Grow On/Different Data, Different RolesCarol Ann TomlinsonHow to balance standardized data with formative data.
Tell Me About/An Obstacle You Encountered in Using Data
ASCD Community in Action
Index to Advertisers
EL Takeaways/Eight Data Points to Ponder
Getting to the Why and HowJason Brasel, Brette Garner, Britnie Kane, and Ilana HornMaking sense of student data to improve math instruction.
Eight Steps to Becoming Data WiseMaren E. Oberman and Kathryn Parker BoudettHere’s how school-based teams get the most out of their data-inquiry meetings.
How Report Design Makes or Breaks Data UseJenny Grant RankinWhat should a school leader look for in data reports?
EL Study GuideNaomi Thiers
Inservice Guest BloggersCaitlin Farrell, Rob Traver, and Kristen Swanson
EL InterviewDaniel R. Venables discusses why teachers find it challenging to use data and how teams can use data to explore student learning.
How does a school become a leader in innovation—one that takes advantage of advancements in digital technology in meaningful and fully integrated ways? February 2019 Educational Leadership explores how school leaders can go beyond surface-level, patchwork upgrades and implement new technology in ways that deepen learning and better support students.