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Data collection and use is the process of gathering information about students and the teaching and learning systems used in classrooms, buildings, and districts and reviewing the data in a systematic way to inform ongoing decision making. From administrators monitoring AYP and discipline systems to teachers tracking RTI and student understanding, data collection and use is critical to monitoring progress and making sound educational choices and adjustments at all levels.
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Author Craig A. Mertler sheds light on how teachers can make sense of overwhelming standardized test reports while avoiding pitfalls like over-interpreting data.
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With ever more information at our fingertips, have we learned the right lessons about data? Educational Leadership magazine takes a look in this theme issue from November 2015.
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