How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data

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Susan M Brookhart

How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data

2015
ISBN: 9781416621034

In How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data, best-selling author Susan M. Brookhart helps teachers and administrators understand the critical elements and nuances of assessment data and how that information can best be used to inform improvement efforts in the school or district. Readers will learn:

  • What different kinds of data can—and cannot—tell us about student learning;
  • What different analyses reveal about changes in student achievement;
  • How to interpret, use, and share relevant data.
  • How to create a model to go from problem to solution in a data-based decision-making process.

With easy-to-understand explanations, supplemented by examples and scenarios from actual schools, How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data offers a path to better understanding, more accurate interpretation of assessment results, and—most important—more effective use of data to improve teaching and learning.