DDI welcomes you to join the inaugural business meeting of an AERA Special Interest Group (SIG) on data-driven decision-making. ...more >
The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) will host a national summit, “Time to Act: Making Data Work for Students,” on Tuesday, April 26, in Washington, DC....more >
On September 17, Ellen Mandinach (WestEd and the DDI) and Edith Gummer (Kauffman Foundation) will conduct an invited workshop at the CAEP Conference. Visit the registration page to learn more....more >
The use of data for decision making is an increasingly important topic in education. For the past decade, policymakers have been emphasizing that educators should inform their practice by using evidence-based information, including, but not limited to, assessment data, behavioral data, health data, and even transportation data, to examine how to improve educational outcomes.
Data for decision making applies at all levels: classroom, school, district, state, and federal. Data provide concrete evidence on which to base decisions. For example, the decision to implement a program, new curriculum, or intervention should be based on data that speak to effectiveness in the particular situation. On the Data for Decisions Initiative website you will find: