Don't put the cart before the horse: Decision-driven data collection in formative assessment practices

This was an invited breakout session at the Indiana Department of Education's Annual Assessment Literacy Conference.

Andrews, C. D. (2019). Don't put the cart before the horse: Decision-driven data collection in formative assessment practices. Invited session presented at the Indiana Department of Education Assessment Literacy Conference, Indianapolis/Muncie, IN (Nov. 14-15, 2019).

Abstract

Data-driven decision making efforts often inundate educators with so much data they don’t know what to do. To make data more useful and actionable, we need to first figure out what decisions we want to make and then collect quality data to help us make those decisions. In this session we’ll work together to identify the educational decisions we need to make in our roles and the kinds of assessment data that will inform and support those decisions.