Teachers’ Ability to Use Data to Inform Instruction: Challenges and Supports

This report describes an exploratory substudy on teachers’ thinking about data conducted in conjunction with the larger Study of Education Data Systems and Decision Making data collection and the implications of the substudy findings for teacher preparation and support.

Content Comments 

This is a valuable resource for leaders reflecting on data use and analysis practices and those looking to help teachers improve their understanding of data analysis for educational decision making. The professional development section that shares the scenarios used in the study provides an interesting resource for discussion and growth related to data use practice. It is a very lengthy document and would need to be utilized in parts to have the most impact.