Survey Delves into Educators' Use of Assessment Data

Survey Delves into Educators' Use of Assessment Data

Sandra Pritz and Patricia Kelley
Nov 2009
Techniques

The term “data-driven decision making” has become ubiquitous in education, and yet it seems to be most often discussed with reference to policy decisions related to reporting requirements and accountability. What deserves at least equal attention is what would enable teachers and administrators to use student assessment results to learn about students’ skills and about the effectiveness of instruction—and then to apply that learning to instructional improvements. As a partner in the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NRCCTE) funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Adult and Vocational Education (OVAE), NOCTI determined to give the issue attention by conducting a research survey.

Reference:

Pritz, S., & Kelley, P. (2009). Survey delves into educators' use of assessment data. Techniques, 84(8), 34-37.