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Harnessing Data for Common Core Success

sungardERC200x185There is broad agreement among education leaders that collecting and analyzing student performance data, and using this information to target instruction more effectively, will be critical in making sure that all students can meet rigorous new standards.

Putting data to work in support of the Common Core isn’t easy. But with the generous support of SunGard K-12 Education, we’ve assembled this collection of stories and other resources to help you with this important task.

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6 questions to ask about data

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If educators and students want to harness data in support of instruction, here are six key questions they should ask.…

What’s a Culture of Data, and how can schools get one?

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Schools are overflowing with data—attendance records, achievement data, even logs from mobile devices—and the question remains, how can education systems create a culture that uses data to make…

Formative assessment strategies for success

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How can formative assessment be used to support the curriculum? This was the subject of a recent eSchool News webinar, during which two experts revealed their strategies for…

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, but how can they use this information to improve instruction? The answer lies in changing the…

How to create assessments for the Common Core

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Assessments for the Common Core require more than just multiple choice. Learn how to create practice assessments that measure concepts, not facts.…

New Common Core resources link data with instruction

New Common Core resources link data with instruction

New resources released this month link Common Core-aligned curriculum with any school system’s assessment data, and what's more, these resources for educators are also 100 percent free.

High schools slow to adopt standards-based report cards

High schools slow to adopt standards-based report cards

Those A’s, B’s, C’s, and, yes, even F’s are still coming home on most high school report cards, despite moves to scrap the grading system in favor of…

Additional Resources

How to Get the Most out of Assessments

In this white paper, you’ll learn four reasons why performance-based tasks make excellent formative assessments; four “big ideas” about assessment; three steps to overcoming the challenges of student assessment; and more.
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