DATA USE AND SYSTEMS' ROLE TO GUIDE READING LITERACY ACHIEVEMENT

INTRODUCTION

Effective teaching is both a science and an art. While many educators certainly have a natural aptitude for engaging their students and conducting a class, no school district or state should neglect the importance of data systems in student instruction and intervention, or in classroom operation and control. Embracing this scientific side of education allows for the measurement and tracking of aspects of literacy that are objective but not typically quantifiable. In this way, the application of evidence-based systems to a more intuitive teaching method adds both complexity and specificity, which will ultimately boost the effectiveness of the classroom environment. This section's Executive Summary briefly describes the uses and benefits of data systems; the Key Components structure these systems by student needs and identification; the Roadmap and Specifics details the application of various types of data; and the model state legislation is designed to help you and your community introduce a scientific component to your own state and school district.

Executive Summary

KEY COMPONENTS

ROADMAP AND SPECIFICS

MODEL LEGISLATION LANGUAGE

School systems must place immediate and particular emphasis on school, teacher, and student data so that there are mechanisms in place in every school to analyze the effectiveness of each program or system for individual students achievement.