Kirkup, C., Sizmur, J., Sturman, L., & Lewis, K. (2005). Schools' use of data in teaching and learning. London: DfES (DfES RR 671).Retrieved September 7, 2007 from http://www.dfes.gov.uk/research/data/uploadfiles/RR671.pdf
This comprehensive report documents findings from a study conducted by The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) on effective data use among a sample of primary, secondary and special schools in England. The study identifies how data is used to promote learning across all types of schools; best practices and main challenges in the effective use of data; and recommendations for school staff, administrators, and policymakers. Key findings suggest that effective data use resulted from meaningful dialogue between staff and was supported by simple and accessible data systems. The report highlights two levels at which data use impacts teaching and learning: interventions targeted at individual students and school-wide approaches.
Action for Learning, Communication, Culture of Collaboration, Multi-level Data Use