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Publications: Data Use

To help educators collect data about their classroom, school, district, professional practice, or community, Learning Point Associates has a variety of resources, both online and in print, that support data-driven decision making.

Image of Connecting Formative Assessment Research to Practice: An Introductory Guide for Educators Connecting Formative Assessment Research to Practice: An Introductory Guide for Educators
Intended to enhance the knowledge and build the capacity of state, district, and school personnel to implement effective formative assessment practice.

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21 pages
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Image of Connecting Research to Practice: Knowing Who Is Proficient Isn Connecting Research to Practice: Knowing Who Is Proficient Isn't Always Sufficient
Three components to help educators and policymakers understand the limitations of relying on a single measurement tool and the value of continually seeking out multiple perspectives on student performance data.

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18 pages
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Image of Data Readiness Tool Data Readiness Tool
This guidebook offers tools and resources for district and school leaders who want to acquire and implement an electronic data system.

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43 pages
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Image of Getting the Evidence for Evidence-Based Initiatives: How the Midwest States Use Data Systems to Improve Educational Processes and Outcomes Getting the Evidence for Evidence-Based Initiatives: How the Midwest States Use Data Systems to Improve Educational Processes and Outcomes
States in the Midwest Region are developing innovative approaches to collecting and providing access to high-quality data in order to improve educational decisionmaking.

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77 pages
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Image of Guide to Using Data in School Improvement Efforts Guide to Using Data in School Improvement Efforts
This guide is designed for educators who are beginning to learn how to use data for school improvement.

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28 pages
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Image of New Data Needed: Improving Survey Research On Two-Year College Experiences New Data Needed: Improving Survey Research On Two-Year College Experiences
Research can improve understanding of two-year colleges, but new detailed indicators are needed to capture the complexities of this changing sector.

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18 pages
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Image of Policy Issues (No. 16) - State Education Data Systems That Increase Learning and Improve Accountability Policy Issues (No. 16) - State Education Data Systems That Increase Learning and Improve Accountability
This issue examines the current condition of state education data systems by looking critically at the past, present, and future of education data use. It assesses the components needed for system improvements and provides policy recommendations...

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12 pages
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Image of Policy Issues (No. 21) - Using Data To Understand the Academic Performance of English Language Learners Policy Issues (No. 21) - Using Data To Understand the Academic Performance of English Language Learners
This edition of Policy Issues has been developed to provide perspectives on how information that is already being collected can be analyzed and reported in ways that support the internal information needs of educational systems.

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16 pages
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Image of Quick Key  7 - Understanding the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Scientifically Based Research Quick Key 7 - Understanding the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001: Scientifically Based Research
This informational brochure helps school understand and identify the six components that make up scientifically based research by offering detailed explanations and examples.

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8 pages
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Image of Using Multiple Levels of Data to Address Education Issues Using Multiple Levels of Data to Address Education Issues
This Policy Brief is based on Getting the Evidence for Evidence-Based Initiatives: How the Midwest States Use Data Systems to Improve Educational Processes and Outcomes.

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8 pages
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