Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making: Comprehensive Planning Template for Schools


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Planning templates are designed to help school leaders review the status of each area of responsibility and determine next steps. The template can help school personnel translate the recommendations of IES Practice Guide Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making into actionable strategies within the school, encourage systematic identification of existing strategies, and establish a coordinated and coherent plan that addresses the needs of all students. Technical assistance providers can be helpful in supporting this review. As school leadership uses this template to assess school progress, a more complete description of its progress can be ascertained if principals design a collaborative approach including lead teachers, department chairs, and other key individuals in the school. A technical assistance provider can encourage a collaborative planning approach. This template provides guidelines that users might want to adapt for their particular context.

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