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|Jim Cox explains the difference between outcome and process data and explains how process information can be used to examine program delivery.|
|Complete listing of California Academic Performance Index (API) available by county, district, and school. This site also contains press releases regarding the API program.|
|In this article TICAL cadre members Lisa Gonzales and Devin Vodicka provide suggestions on building trust and recommend free resources that can improve your efficiency and effectiveness in using data to improve teaching and learning. Originally published in the ACSA "Leadership" Magazine.|
|The purpose of this project is to synthesize existing research and undertake new research to inform policymakers and the larger public about the nature of and potential solutions to the dropout problem in California. From December 1, 2006 to January 31, 2008 the project will produce a series of reports and policy briefs addressing four facets of the issue: (1) the measurement and incidence of dropping out; (2) the educational, social, and economic costs of dropouts for individuals and the state; (3) the short-term and long-term causes of dropping out; and (4) proven interventions. Drawing on this information, a policy committee composed of researchers, policymakers, and educators will then draft a state policy agenda to improve California's high school graduation rate.|
|This page contains important information regarding current information about the administration, and background of California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). You will also find links to teacher guides for subject areas of the test, as will as packets to assist schools, districts, and counties in reporting CHSEE information. There are also links to released exam items.|
|All California administrators need to be aware of the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) which is being developed to efficiently collect, manage, and report demographic, program participation, and assessment data for all of California's schools. Browse this page on the California Department of Education's web site to learn about this critical effort which will affect every district.|
|Posted results for the various standardized tests that make up the STAR testing program. Scores are available by school and subject. Data can be searched for each school and county. Provides graphs and charts for subject matter and grade level results.|
|The philosophy of the site is that parents and policy makers need this type of information to make wise decisions. As a result, it's possible to access reports which use API scores and other standardized test information to compare and rank schools. There are also links to news articles related to education.|
|Cadre members Devin Vodicka and John White, principal in Los Angeles Unified, collaborated on this presentation which provides an overview of the basics, free resources, and links to useful resources to improve the use of data as a tool for improving teaching and learning.|
|As part of its Essential Leadership Skills series, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has developed training materials for a workshop on data-driven decision making. See this backgrounder brief for an overview of what's included.|