While New York’s size and the scope of its initiative make it unique, the district provides a rich and timely illustration of how data is being used in an urban school system—and how it can be employed in smaller districts, as well. Seen from the perspective of both its obstacles and successes, New York’s experience holds valuable lessons for all school districts about how to succeed with the critical second component of the drive for data—using the information to improve student performance.
This resource seems comprehensive and provides a balanced view with suggestions and cautions. There may be more value in what the author shared that doesn't work than what does. Overall, this is a well- written and researched resource with good use of examples, interviews, and data to support claims and analyses.