I thought that new – and veteran – readers might find it interesting if I began sharing my best posts from the first half of this year. You can see the entire collection of best posts from the past thirteen years here.


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I shared the information in this post earlier this week at my weekly Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week post.

Today, though, I shared it with my colleagues at an English Department meeting, and the interest shown in it is prompting me to put it out there again in its own separate post (in case readers missed it earlier):

Does Studying Student Data Really Raise Test Scores? is from Ed Week. It reviews research that suggests teachers analyzing student data tends to not result in student improvement, primarily because it doesn’t result in teachers changing instructional practices.

It reminds of one day when I was interpreting in conversation between a colleague and a parent and her child. My colleague was saying the child could come in for tutoring after-school anytime, and the student interjected, “But he just tells me the same way he did it in class and I still don’t understand!”

I’m adding this info to The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven.”