This link is to the Consortium for School Networking's Data-driven Decision Making initiative.
This link is to a U.S. Department of Education webinar titled, "Making Student and School Data Accessible and Meaningful to Families." As noted at its website, this archived webinar "takes a look at practical examples of how districts and schools are using data to engage families in their children's education."
The Data Quality Campaign promotes the development of state longitudinal data systems that collect the quality data needed to answer critical questions facing education stakeholders.
Developed and maintained by the Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, this website's content supports the effective use of data for improved student learning.
This article from the National Association of Secondarily School Principals January 2011 issue of Principal Leadership explores how school leaders can use data effectively for improving instruction.
This Institute for Education Sciences (IES) guide prepared by the Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific (PREL) identifies five key steps in using data for informed decision making. The five steps noted in the guide are “setting the stage, examining the data, understanding the findings, developing an action plan, and monitoring progress and measuring success.”
This National Institute for Early Education Research report presents five options for using data to study early education program effectiveness.
This website provides materials for school board members who want to know more about how to use data to make good decisions for children in public schools.
This Pearson Assessments bulletin explores the use of metrics for student growth, value-added models, and teacher effectiveness.
This link to the National Center for Education Statistics website provides information about the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) Grant Program.
This website presents in plain English some basic concepts of statistics such as mean, median, and average.
This College Readiness Issue Brief from the Pathways to College Network explores how to use data to improve educational educational outcomes.
This link to the School Improvement in Maryland website provides an article advocating that data-based decision making is best done at the teacher level. Though intended for Maryland educators, the information provided may be useful to teachers in other states as well.