Closing the Gap: Professional Development Toolkit-Turning Data Into Action
This 140+ page toolkit provides school districts and schools with a detailed plan for developing and implementing a data use program. Resources include direct instruction components, checks for understanding, application worksheets, facilitators guides and checklists, and self-directed learners guides and checklists. The toolkit also includes numerous links to other resources, many of which are central to the toolkit. The overall goal is to use data to improve instruction and achievement. An electronic version is also available.
The toolkit is divided into five sections as follows:
Building a Culture for the Effective Use of Educational Data
Establishing Professional Learning Communities
Evidence-Based Practices Supporting the Use of Educational Data
Technologies Enabling the Use of Educational Data