Data

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A new study reveals that educators use research. Now — how to maximize its potential?
Takeover to Turnaround
What states and schools can learn from the Massachusetts takeover of Lawrence Public Schools.
Should I Be Worried?
The deceptive nature of proficiency as a measure of student progress — and how to fix the funhouse mirror
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New study shows MOOCs have not yet fulfilled their promise as a force for equity.
Data Dialogue
Tips for educators on sharing student data with families.
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Four points on what works, and what doesn’t, in evaluating education policy.
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As more attention is paid to the “soft skills” of students — including grit and persistence — a new article delves into the reliability of their measurement.
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Can teacher-controlled video cameras transform the classroom observation process?
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A new survey tool — free and open source — goes beyond the basics to shed light on what really matters in the classroom.
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The Strategic Data Project provides a roadmap for schools awash in data but lacking a strategy to use it.
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A policy brief aims to help educational leaders make informed choices about what kind of data is useful, how to collect it, and how to apply it.
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The Date Wise project helps schools turn student assessment data into a tool to enhance organizational performance.
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The case for an evidence-based approach to assessing reform initiatives.