Using Data to Close the Achievement Gap



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Without training, data can be intimidating. With experts like Mike Schmoker and Ruth Johnson, our resources empower every leader and teacher to use data to increase achievement by tracking progress and knowing when to make necessary interventions. The following resources are research-based and proven to help you implement data-driven practices in your school or district:

Using Data to Close the Achievement Gap PD 360 Video Program

Help your teachers and leaders learn to see data as a powerful ally in reforming school culture to close achievement gaps. Expert Ruth Johnson shows you how to use data to stimulate change and promote equity for every student, and provides practical strategies for using and analyzing data. Explore how to build strong data leadership teams and learn how to use a variety of tools to extend the reach of data. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.

View a segment from the 9-part PD 360 video program, "Using Data to Close the Achievement Gap"

Data-Driven Decisions to Improve Results PD 360 Video Program

If you have ever struggled with data-driven decision making, learn how to easily acquire and effectively use data to increase success. Featuring Mike Schmoker, this program explores effective methods for using assessment data to drive instructional decisions and provides you with strategies to develop and apply meaningful, measurable goals. As you and your leaders and teachers come to understand the effective use of data and accountability, you can raise student achievement by ensuring all programs increase student learning. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.

View a segment from the 8-part PD 360 video program, "Data-Driven Decisions to Improve Results"

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PD 360, the leading on-demand professional learning resource, is an online library of research-based professional development programs. The programs are broken into hundreds of searchable segments that empower teachers to access instant answers and individualized support. PD 360 allows teachers and leaders to move through differentiation training at their own pace, and digitized facilitator guides make it simple for professional learning communities to prepare more than 30 research-based training sessions around differentiated instruction. Sign up for a free trial to view the complete program.

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