Members of a Washington panel discussion on teacher use of data agreed that educators need better training in data, but first teachers need to trust it.
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February 05, 2014
December 10, 2013
At a conference keynote, education advocate Pedro Noguera said that inequity is deeply ingrained in the U.S. education system because, in American society, the pursuit of excellence is often seen as being "at odds with equity."
June 04, 2013
A recent report by the New America Foundation looks at federally funded professional development programs in Oregon and Delaware that aim to train teachers on using data to improve their instruction.
January 11, 2013
A follow up on the question of how well teachers are being trained to make use of all the student data they are now receiving.
January 10, 2013
For most teachers today getting enough student data is no longer a problem. Knowing what to do with all of it is.
July 02, 2012
Hunter Gehlbach, an assistant professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, says that, to truly improve teacher-evaluation systems, schools should take a lesson from professional sports teams. In evaluating player performance, he explains, NBA, NFL, and MLB coaches and person...
May 23, 2012
Greg Limperis, supervisor of instructional technology in Lawrence, Mass., says current school data-system dashboards are too voluminous and static to meet the instructional needs of today's teachers. So he envisions an alternative that is more timely, interactive, and mobile: Imagine with me a day...
December 21, 2011
Colleges are increasingly exploring the use of student "data"including everything from grades to instructional-prompt responses to online "click" patterns to customize instruction and learning opportunities.