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How Data Are Used and Misused in Schools: Perceptions from Teachers and Principals

Associate Professor, North Carolina State University, Leadership, Policy and Adult and Higher Education, USA
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Educ. Sci. 2013, 3(2), 98-120; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci3020098
Received: 12 February 2013 / Revised: 15 March 2013 / Accepted: 22 March 2013 / Published: 12 April 2013
Education reform efforts have mandated the use of student achievement data in schools. This Q-methodology study investigates the perceptions of principals and teachers about how data are used or misused. Principals in the sample were found to use data mostly to evaluate the school, make improvements, and model best practices of data use. Teachers used data to improve instruction and outcomes for students. Results indicate a need to create an assessment savvy environment where data are used to improve practices. View Full-Text
Keywords: school data; school leadership; Q-methodology; teachers school data; school leadership; Q-methodology; teachers
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Militello, M.; Bass, L.; Jackson, K.T.; Wang, Y. How Data Are Used and Misused in Schools: Perceptions from Teachers and Principals. Educ. Sci. 2013, 3, 98-120. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci3020098

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Militello M, Bass L, Jackson KT, Wang Y. How Data Are Used and Misused in Schools: Perceptions from Teachers and Principals. Education Sciences. 2013; 3(2):98-120. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci3020098

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Militello, Matthew, Lisa Bass, Karen T. Jackson, and Yuling Wang. 2013. "How Data Are Used and Misused in Schools: Perceptions from Teachers and Principals" Education Sciences 3, no. 2: 98-120. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci3020098

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