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The Data for Decisions Initiative (DDI) seeks to help education stakeholders—including educators, policymakers, and researchers—access solution-driven tools, resources, and research to inform their practice and develop a better understanding of how high-quality data use can successfully inform teaching and learning.

This page offers a series of professional tools and resources that educators can use to better implement data use in their classrooms, schools, and districts. Please contact us at DDI@wested.org with any questions or comments about the materials.

This page will be updated regularly with new materials, so check back often!

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Resource TitleAuthor(s)DateResource TypeAudience(s)
Training Data-Literate Teachers: Insights from Pioneer ProgramsMandinach, E. B., Craddock, A., Sagebiel, M & Friedman, J.January 28, 2016Training Materials for Professional DevelopmentEducator, Policymaker, Researcher
Using Data For Programmatic Continuous Improvement and the Preparation of Data Literacy for EducatorsMandinach, E. B. & Gummer, E. S.2015PresentationEducator
How are we approaching data-informed practice? Development of the Survey of Data Use and Professional LearningJimerson, J. B.2015Research PaperEducator, Policymaker, Researcher
Ethical and Appropriate Data Use Requires Data LiteracyMandinach, E. B., Parton, B. M., Gummer, E. S., Anderson, R.2015Training Materials for Professional DevelopmentEducator, Policymaker
Practitioner Data Use in Schools: Workshop ToolkitBocala, C., Henry, S. F., Mundry, S., Morgan, C., WestEd2014Training Materials for Professional DevelopmentEducator, Policymaker, Researcher
Speak Out, Listen Up! Tools For Using Student Perspectives and Local Data for School ImprovementBerliner, B., Poynor, L., & Van Houten, L2014Resource Material (Worksheet, Rubric)Educator, Policymaker, Researcher
Teacher Self Assessment: Supporting Students’ Use of DataDoing What Works2010Training Materials for Professional DevelopmentEducator
Planning to Use Data for Instructional Improvement: District and State LevelsDoing What Works2010Resource Material (Worksheet, Rubric)Educator
Self Assessment: Can You Complete the Cycle of Instructional Improvement?Doing What Works2010Resource Material (Worksheet, Rubric)Educator
Comprehensive Planning Template for SchoolsDoing What Works2009Resource Material (Worksheet, Rubric)Educator
Comprehensive Planning Template for DistrictsDoing What Works2009Resource Material (Worksheet, Rubric)Educator
Comprehensive Planning Template for StatesDoing What Works2009Resource Material (Worksheet, Rubric)Educator
Analyzing Tables and Graphs to Create Data StatementsVan Houten, L., Miyasaka, J., & Agullard, K. 2006Training Materials for Professional DevelopmentEducator
Establishing a School Leadership TeamVan Houten, L., Miyasaka, J., & Agullard, K. 2006Training Materials for Professional DevelopmentEducator
Handling Messy DataVan Houten, L., Miyasaka, J., & Agullard, K. 2006User GuideEducator
Summary of Existing School Climate Instruments for Middle SchoolVoight, A. & Hanson, T.2012Resource Material (Worksheet, Rubric)Educator, Researcher
Using Data TipsThe Using Data Project2014MiscEducator
The Using Data ProcessThe Using Data Project2008Training Materials for Professional DevelopmentEducator
Low- High-Capacity Data Use ContinuumThe Using Data Project2014RubricsEducator