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Document Number: 7287

Data Use Drives School and District Improvement - Collecting better data to improve schools is essential, but knowing how to analyze and apply the information is just as important. This policy brief discusses how to coordinate different types of data to improve performance and how teachers, schools, districts and states can use longitudinal data. The report also highlights case studies of longitudinal data systems in three districts and identifies other schools, districts and states to watch. Longitudinal data allows the following types of analysis: external and internal benchmarking, program evaluation, understanding relationships and trends, and diagnosis and prescription, according to the author. (Elizabeth Laird, Data Quality Campaign, September 2006) ...

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