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Title:  Forum Guide to Taking Action with Education Data
Description: The Forum Guide to Taking Action with Education Data provides stakeholders with practical information about the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to more effectively access, interpret, and use education data to inform action. The document includes an overview of the evolving nature of data use, basic data use concepts, and a list of skills necessary for effectively using data. The Guide recommends a question-driven approach to data use, in which the following questions can help guide readers who need to use data to take action: What do I want to know? What data might be relevant? How will I access relevant data? What skills and tools do I need to analyze the data? What do the data tell me? What are my conclusions? What will I do? What effects did my actions have? and what are my next steps? The Briefs that accompany the Introduction are written for three key education audiences: Educators, School and District Leaders, and State Program Staff.
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Cover Date: January 2013
Web Release: January 15, 2013
Publication #: NFES 2013801
Center/Program: NFES
Associated Centers: NCES
Authors: National Forum on Education Statistics
Type of Product: Technical Brief
Survey/Program Areas: National Forum on Education Statistics (NFES)
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Technical Brief, please contact:
Ghedam Bairu.
 
 
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