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Document Number: 6642

What data do districts and schools collect or have access to and how do they use them? PDF - The data that schools and districts collect or have access to can be used to make decisions for improving services for students with disabilities. Data collection can enable districts and schools to better understand the effects of their current practices and address areas that need improvement. This brief examines the various types of data that were available to districts and schools and the way they used the data in the 2002-03 school year. General findings include: (1) although many schools and districts have information about graduation or dropout rates, they lack access to other critical information about students with disabilities; and (2) when districts and schools had access to data, they were more likely to use it as a program evaluation tool than for planning professional development. Findings are detailed in two tables. (Abt Associates Inc., 2005)...
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Publisher: Abt Associates Inc.


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