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In this paper, the authors examine how data analysis can help guide decision-making about professional development, review the capacity issues that schools and districts must address before they can use data for professional development purposes, and provide a list of resources and guiding questions regarding the appropriate use of data in education.
Capacity Building, Culture of Collaboration, Culture of Inquiry, Professional Expertise