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Document Number: 3627

Turning Data into Knowledge - Data development must become an active part of school planning and improvement processes, according to this report. It identifies six challenges to building capacity for using data-based decisionmaking. They include: (1) cultivating the desire to transform data into knowledge, (2) focusing on a process for planned data use, (3) committing to the acquisition of data, (4) organizing data management, (5) developing analytical capacity and (6) strategically applying information and results. (William Clune and Norman Webb, Wisconsin Center for Education Resources, Highlights, Winter 2001-02)...

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