How Not to Be Afraid of Data– And Make It a Valuable Teaching Tool

kevin_orig-huffpostHuffington Post

Accurate data “is invaluable to measuring student progress” and helps teachers “help students on a more individual level,” writes Kevin Cormier, a middle-school teacher in Massachusetts. Employing student data to improve instruction requires educators to become more familiar with their education standards, the piece adds. High-quality assessments provide accurate, actionable information about student growth, which enables teachers and parents to provide support where students need it most. States have a responsibility to protect student information, but rigorous learning goals and accurate assessments empower good instruction.

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