EDUC 6965T - Using Data to Guide School Improvement
(3 sem. cr.)
Self-Paced Course for Educators (in partnership with Canter): K–12 • Print & DVD and Online
Designed for principals and school leaders, this course presents a step-by-step process for identifying, collecting, synthesizing, and applying the data essential to school improvement and informed decision making. Using a hands-on approach, school leaders learn how to ask the “right” questions to identify their school’s needs, and collect and analyze data to address those needs. The course covers the various types and sources of data available and the principles and techniques for effectively managing and evaluating data. School leaders learn how to develop a consensus on the factors affecting student performance and enlist stakeholders in data-driven school improvement.
Learn how to:
- Create a data collection plan.
- Analyze data to identify school needs and inform school improvement decisions.
- Foster a collaborative data collection and analysis process in school.
- Present findings in a meaningful way to gain stakeholder buy-in.
- Use data to drive decision making.
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