From the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) comes the second in a compendium of informative perspectives about new trends in educational technology. “No More Flying Blind: Using Data-Driven Decision-Making to Guide Student Learning” takes a look at how school leaders can collect and interpret data to provide direction for sure-fire instructional improvement. According to CoSN, data-driven decision-making could rescue education from its long-time reliance on high-stakes tests. This latest resource offers a list of service providers that can help schools manage and collect data, explores several case studies where data were used to help spur student achievement, and lists a number of educational organizations that are available to help schools choose and implement new services and procedures. According to CoSN, the third installment in the compendium, “Cutting the Cord: Wireless Computing Comes of Age,” is coming soon. The first component, “Strong Medicine: Moving to Evidence-Based Education,” is already available.

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