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Using Data to Improve Student Achievement

assessmentsresizedWhile schools now measure their students’ progress more frequently throughout the year, using this information to target instruction more effectively still poses a challenge. Turning data into higher achievement involves changing the entire school culture—and technology that ties together curriculum and assessment also can help.

With the generous support of SunGard K-12 Education, we’ve assembled this collection of stories and resources to help you use curriculum and assessment data to improve student achievement in your own schools.

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Experts: Here’s how to turn data into achievement

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School systems are collecting a “tremendous amount” of data about their students, said Dan Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), but how can…

Schools need models for linking data, practice

Data-driven decision making must be an ongoing process, a new federal report says.

States and school systems are making significant progress in building educational data systems and are starting to use these systems to improve student achievement, according to a new…

How to create assessments for the Common Core

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The rigors of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) ask today’s educators not to simply measure students’ factual knowledge, but instead accurately assess students' critical thinking. With such…

Data privacy: What school leaders should know

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2013 will be known as the year the American public began to focus on privacy. National security breaches pushed the issue to the front pages of papers nationwide,…

Reports highlight need for data mobility

Reports highlight need for data mobility

Educational data must follow students as they cross state lines, and policy makers must be equipped with the tools needed to ensure that teachers, students, and parents have…

More training is key to better school data use

More training is key to better school data use

Schools and districts have come a long way in gathering and analyzing data to help boost student achievement, but according to a new report from the Data Quality…

Parents, educators want more from assessment

Parents, educators want more from assessment

Thanks to the federal No Child Left Behind Act, K-12 educators are spending more time than ever before on testing their students' skills—but is all this testing doing…

Education, technology groups collaborate to leverage student data

Education, technology groups collaborate to leverage student data

A new collaboration among three prominent education and technology groups will aim to help schools meet growing demands to leverage student data to boost achievement while highlighting best…

Additional Resources

SunGard K-12 Education Provides Formative Assessment Support for PerformancePLUS

SunGard K-12 SunGard K-12 Education has enhanced its PerformancePLUS curriculum and assessment management software with support for formative assessments. Now, using PerformancePLUS’s AssessmentBUILDER, teachers can build, administer, and score these tools for assessing individual student needs and adapting instruction to help improve student achievement.


Berks County Intermediate Unit and SunGard Partner to Improve Student Learning

Berks County Intermediate Unit and SunGard Partner to Improve Student Learning In 2008, the Berks County Intermediate Unit, local businesses in the Berks Business Education Coalition, and SunGard K-12 Education collaborated to initiate a process that effectively uses data to improve student achievement for local K-12 students. The initiative represents an innovative, cooperative strategy involving not just educational but also area business involvement.


Pennsylvania School District Improves Teacher Productivity, Student Assessments and Tracking, with PerformancePLUS

Pennsylvania School District Improves Teacher Productivity, Student Assessments and Tracking, with PerformancePLUS Tulpehocken Area School District, which once housed islands of unconnected student and curriculum information, is creating a tightly integrated, centralized repository of easily searchable, reportable data that teachers and administrators use to improve students’ achievements and the quality of their studies.
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