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A Center on Educational Governance study PDF, (846KB) examines two midsize urban districts and two nonprofit charter management organizations that have records of improving student achievement over time and of grounding their decision-making in data. The study finds that data-driven decision making was made much easier for the school systems studied when clear, grade-by-grade curricula were adopted system-wide, high-quality materials were aligned to the curriculum, and pacing guides clearly described the breadth and depth of content. The study cautions, however, that school systems must strike a balance between a core curriculum and enough flexibility for educators to use different instructional strategies based on what the data tell them. [More-Education Week] (Feb. 14 paid subscription required)
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Publication:The Education Innovator
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 29, 2007
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