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Teacher use of student data

Posted on 19 Mar 2015 with 0 comments
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Data has long been used in schools for administrative purposes, with the aim of achieving sustained improvements. Data capture, timely access and manipulation of data, have been considered obstacles to its effective use. The use of technology for teaching and learning better facilitates the capture and manipulation of data to enhance student learning while also addressing student leaning needs.  Although researchers have the skills to organise, analyse and synthesise data, the question is, are teachers skilled to do the same? Data-Driven Decision Making: Facilitating Teacher Use of Student Data to Inform Classroom Instruction, by Catherine Schifter et al, articulates a process and the findings of a case study that sought to address the issues around data collection, accessibility to data and teacher understanding of how to use the data to aid student learning.

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