How data is being used in schools
Learning Point Associates, a nonprofit consulting organization that sprang from (and now runs) the North Central Regional Education Lab (NCREL), recently hosted a two-day conference on the state of data gathering and use by schools. The conference site offers several PowerPoint files from the conference as well as a few recordings of sessions. Many of the presenters are school personnel, sharing case histories and real, relevant information from the front lines. Well worth checking into for those interested in how data is/can be used to measure, validate, and improve instruction.