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Institute of Education Sciences. What Works Clearinghouse. Institute of Education Sciences.

Before offering any type of professional development to staff, consult this resource.   It contains an extensive database containing information on professional development and instructional strategies. The database can be searched based on specific school, grade level, or teacher need to find evidence-based professional development ideas.

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Hamilton, L. et al. (2009). Using Student Achievement Data to Support Instructional Decision Making. Institute of Education Sciences.

This resource makes recommendations for improving the practice of using data to effectively inform instruction. These include making data a part of the on-going cycle of instructional improvement, establishing a clear vision, providing effective supports, and developing and maintaining a data system.