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.
Data “was something you would use as an autopsy when everything was over,” she said.…Read More