In today's educational environment, the effective use of data is essential to the teaching and learning process. Data is not only used to inform instructional decision-making, but it serves as the primary accountability measure at all levels within a school system. In the classroom, within a school building and across an entire district, data is a critical vehicle to assess both student progress and teacher performance. This reference guide is designed for classroom teachers to assist them in making meaning out of all types of data, both standardized and non-standardized. It explores how and when data can be used effectively to improve student learning, as well as how teachers can interpret different forms of data to meet students' diverse needs and assess ongoing progress.
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About the Author
Dr. Bateman has a B.A. in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, an M.Ed. in Special Education from William and Mary, and a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Kansas. He has been a classroom teacher of students with learning disabilities, behavior disorders, intellectual disabilities, and hearing impairments. He is a professor in the department of Educational Leadership and Special Education at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania where he teaches courses to future teachers and administrators in learning disabilities, special education law, and the introduction to special education. He is former Due Process Hearing Officer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is Past-President of the Pennsylvania Council for Exceptional Children. His latest area of research has been on preventing litigation in special education. He is currently Public Policy Chair of the Division for Learning Disabilities and is active in the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities in Washington, DC. Is the co-author of The Principal's Guide to Special Education, and The Special Education Program Administrator's Handbook, and The Teacher's Guide to Special Education.