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Making Data and Classroom Assessments Work for You

Course Coordinator:

Lisa Dickinson

About the course

In this course, participants will acquire the knowledge and tools they need to collect and use data, to understand the role of classroom assessments to improve schools, to inform instruction, and to advance learning individually and collaboratively. A free mini-course, Appropriate Use of Assessments: An Introduction, is available online at

Course Objectives:
• Discover participants’ current assumptions about data and begin to identify what the term “data” means.
• Understand two different types of assessment data and their uses and limitations.
• Better understand how to organize and use standards to help guide instruction and assessment.
• Understand how to select, develop and use high-quality classroom assessments.
• Learn how to analyze data to make informed decisions about school improvement and instruction.

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