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September 12, 2014

Global Study: U.S. Teachers Work More Hours, With Less Financial Return

On average, teachers in the United States spend more hours in the classroom than their international counterparts, without apparent salary gains to show for it, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's annual Education-at-a-Glance report.

February 05, 2014

Is Data-Driven Instruction Ready to Include the Instructors?

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.

December 11, 2013

Noguera: Educators Must be 'Guardians of Equity'

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 05, 2013

Teachers' Data Use Becoming PD Emphasis

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

Analyst: Teachers Aren't Getting Enough Training in Data Use

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

The Student-Data Overload

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

How Following Sports Can Improve Teacher Evaluation

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

Student-Data Dashboards of the Future

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

The Brave New World of Data-Based Instruction

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.

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