Document Number: 7868Teachers' Use of Student Data Systems to Improve Instruction: 2005 to 2007 - Using data from national surveys of teachers and school districts, this brief documents the results of efforts to promote data-informed decision-making within schools. Estimates of the prevalence of K-12 teachers’ access to and use of electronic student data systems at two time points (schools years 2004-05 and 2006-07) are provided. Specifically, the brief addresses three research questions: (1) How broadly are student data systems being implemented in districts and schools; (2) How prevalent are supports for data use and tools for generating and acting on data; and, (3) How are school staff using student data systems. (Lawrence Gallagher, Barbara Means and Christine Padilla, U.S. Department of Education, 2008)...
State Longitudinal Data Systems