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Walk into any school's faculty meeting, and you'll think you've stumbled into a tongue twister competition. The push for data-driven decision making, DDDM, D3M - whatever you prefer to call it - is everywhere. This week I'll explore what data-driven decision making can and can't do for education and share some of the research on how data are currently used in schools.
Got something to share about how data are used in your school? Email me at eduwonkette (at) gmail (dot) com. In the meantime, you can check out some resources on DDDM
over at Scott McLeod's site (the writer of Dangerously Irrelevant
: D3M Box Scores: Incentivists:10, Instructionists:1Thursday
: D3M Gone Wild: How Do We Know What Data To Trust to Inform Decision Making?