Mobilizing schools to unlock potential of the entire community is one of the reasons why data matters to educational leaders.
Real time continuous assessment is being utilized at Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School, along with a system of personalized learning. According to Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School (LAB) Founder Dr. Eric Tucker, primary drivers of academic achievement are data that is used to develop educator practice, along with personalized learning.
Dr Tucker recently published his observations about the importance of data on the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation Blog as part of their “How Data Matters…” series. He says “Operational, instructional, and assessment data allow leaders who are willing to learn (and humble enough to own when something is not working) to use evidence to inform effective academic systems; achieve consistent behavior and cultural norms; coach and develop exceptional teachers; refine college ready programs; and optimize meaningful learning time.”
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