To say that data is BIG right now in education would be an understatement. Data on bus routes, food costs, student achievement, student growth, and assessments all play a part in decision making within schools. And not all educators agree on the value that data brings to the table when we talk about changing instruction, reforming schools, or evaluating teachers. We wanted to bring all of that to light, and then focus on the positive and purposeful ways to use data to better drive instruction and help students.

Talking about data isn’t always an easy conversation at times, but it’s necessary, and we were glad to have Mitch Fowler, Director of School Data Services at Calhoun Intermediate School, lead us through the conversation. Joining him was Andrew Shauver, Instructional Technologist at the Ingham ISD.

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