The data dashboard has become more sophisticated, but it is still only one lens through which educators should view their students


When Amber Teamann was a teacher in Garland, Texas, seven years ago, her use of data to help guide her instruction was fairly limited.

“Based on the programs I was using, I could evaluate how to differentiate instruction for my students,” she said. But tracking how well her students were meeting specific grade-level standards at any moment during the year wasn’t an option for her at that time, nor was looking at larger trends until after the school year had ended.

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The former editor-in-chief of eSchool News, Dennis Pierce is now a freelance writer covering education and technology.