chapter  6
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Preparing Educators to Effectively Use Student Data Systems

ByJeffrey C. Wayman, Vincent Cho

The use of educational data to make decisions and foster improvement is increasing dramatically. Federal and state accountability mandates have created a strong market for formal achievement testing, both in terms of state achievement tests and benchmarking assessments that help predict performance on these tests. Many schools and districts are looking beyond accountability to find ways of using these and other student data to assess learning and improve educational practice.