Additional Resources

Ronald Thomas suggests these information sources relating to his subject:

“Achieving with Data: How High-Performing School Systems Use Data To Improve Instruction for Elementary Schools,” a 2007 study by the Center on Educational Governance, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California, that identifies key strategies to strengthen the culture for data-based decision making (

The Classroom-Focused Improvement Process, a question-based protocol that school teams use to analyze assessment data, and a complete set of templates available from the Maryland State Department of Education (

“Use of Data at the Local Level: From Accountability to Instructional Improvement,” a 2010 U.S. Department of Education report on the current state of data use in schools that may be used as a benchmark against which to assess your district’s status (