Means, B. (2005). Evaluating the impact of implementing student information and instructional management systems. Background paper commissioned by the Policy and Program Studies Service, U.S. Department of Education.
Integrated data systems that bring together student information collected at the classroom, school, district, and state levels in a way that can inform instructional decisions are considered one of today’s most promising trends in education. Because these systems support decision making by teachers as well as by administrators and because some of them incorporate formative assessments and curriculum resources, they have the potential to blur the traditional distinction between administrative and instructional computing systems. The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has made data-driven decision making one of its major initiatives and has commissioned two reports (Vision to Know and Do in 2004 and From Vision to Action in 2005) on the topic. The first of these articulated the high expectations for these […]