Describes how the state is transforming assessment test data into a more useful, timely tool to help school leaders set policy and shape instruction and how the resulting data-rich environment is changing the culture of accountability in school districts.
- Successful Strategy: Using data from assessments allows teachers to pick out key areas where additional or alternative instruction is necessary.
- Successful Strategy: Individual student data profiles allow educators to pinpoint where an individual or group is proficient or needs additional help.
- Successful Strategy: Teachers have concrete evidence of successes or shortcomings in instruction.
- Challenge: The data state-wide assessments are often not available quickly enough to make useful teaching decisions.