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Teacher Leader KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Teacher Leader KnowledgeBase aims to raise awareness of the teacher leader role at the district level and to support teachers aspiring to the teacher leader role through master's degree-level university programs.

Task 4: Use Data to Support and Facilitate Effective Instructional Strategies

Guideline: Within the classroom, the use of data takes many forms. Teachers in leadership roles assist their colleagues in understanding the forms of data and their use in formulating instructional strategies and assessing students. This task provides resources to assist teacher leaders in supporting their colleagues.




Using Data

Using data effectively involves understanding how to use it and being aware of the challenges that entails. The lists offered from Getting Excited About Data (2nd ed): Combining People, Passion and Proof to Maximize Student Achievement highlight how high performing schools use data as well as listing challenges and impediments faced.


Answering Questions That Count

This article from ASCD's Educational Leadership publication explores questions that should be addressed when analyzing student data.

Data Analysis: Analyzing Your State Assessment Data

This link is to the School Improvement in Maryland website's information on data analysis. Though intended for Maryland districts, the content may be useful to educators in other states.

Data Sources by State

This document contains links to national and state education data sources. The content may be useful to educators when developing a school profile.

Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making

This link is to an Institute of Education Sciences (IES) What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) practice guide on the use of student achievement data. As noted in the document's overview, "The purpose of this practice guide is to help K-12 teachers and administrators use student achievement data to make instructional decisions intended to raise student achievement."