Learning Point Associates. (2004, December). Guide to using data in school improvement efforts: A compilation of knowledge from data retreats and data use at Learning Point Associates. Naperville, IL: Learning Point Associates. Retrieved April 12, 2006, from http://www.ncrel.org/datause/howto/guidebook.pdf
This guide is designed for educators who are beginning to learn how to use data in their school improvement planning process. It offers information on types of data, strategies for analyzing and understanding data, and methods for determining how these efforts can influence goals and planning. Four broad types of data are discussed: achievement data, demographic data, program data, and perception data.
Culture of Inquiry, Data Integrity, Expectations for Data Use