Find more resources from NASSP on the topic of Using Data to Assess and Inform School Change.
- College Board. (2012). AP strategies: Using data to design instruction. This workshop helps educators use AP Exam score data to plan effective instruction.
- College Board. (2012). Pre-AP instructional leadership: Using data to improve student performance. This workshop provides participants with tools to access, interpret, and use data to improve student performance in AP courses.
- College Board, American School Counselor Association, & National Association of Secondary School Principals. (2011). Enhancing the principal-school counselor relationship: toolkit. New York, NY: College Board. This toolkit is packed with assessments, activities, and worksheets to help increase student achievement through enhancing the principal-counselor relationship. (See p7-18).
- College Board National Office for School Counselor Advocacy. School Counselor Strategic Planning Tool. This tool is a reference for counselors to use data to set clear goals and develop strategies with measurable outcomes for students’ achievement and success.
- College Board National Office for School Counselor Advocacy. Counselor’s guide: NOSCA’s eight components of college and career readiness counseling. This guide shows how k-12 counselors can use NOSCA’s Eight Components of College and Career Readiness Counseling framework to establish a college-going culture. It also includes a section of key data elements for a school to align with NOSCA’s counseling framework.
- Lee, Jr. John Michael; Edwards, Kelcey; Menson, Roxanna; & Rawls, Anita. (2011) . The College Completion Agenda: 2011 Progress Report. New York, NY: College Board Advocacy & Policy Center.
- Contreras, Frances; Flores-Ragade, Adrianna; Lee, Jr., John Michael & McGuire, Keon M. (2011). The College Completion Agenda: 2011 Progress Reports (Latino Edition). New York, NY: College Board Advocacy & Policy Center.
- College Board. (2012). The SAT® Report on College & Career Readiness. SAT total group and state reports provide broad context of student performance.
- PSAT/NMSQT Data & Reports. These reports summarize the characteristics, scores, and educational plans of the sophomores and juniors who took the exam. College Board webpage.
- College Board. (2012). AP Program participation and Performance Data 2012.
The AP Program compiles a vast amount of data each year on AP Exam participation, performance and volume that can be used to compare and contrast exam-takers worldwide. Available in both PDF and Excel formats, the reports include detailed data separated into a number of categories that can be used to evaluate relative performance during a single school year or over a span of years.
These data also show how participation in the AP Program has grown, which exams are taken by the greatest number of students, which states have increased the number of students taking AP Exams, which colleges receive the greatest number of AP Exam scores and much more.
- College Board. AP Strategies: Using Data to Design Instruction
- NASSP. (2009). Breaking ranks: A field guide for leading change. Reston, VA: Author.
This is a how-to book that provides specific steps to bring about change in middle level and high schools. By building on the core areas of Breaking Ranks and Breaking Ranks in the Middle, this book gives school leadership teams tools to use and actions to take, yet it is compatible with any school improvement plan that states and districts develop.
A process circle organizes school teams to gather data, explore possible solutions, assess readiness, create a plan, and monitor and adjust the plan—and the entire process is seen through the lens of real school improvement plans with their successes and failures. 2009. 130pp.
- Richardson, Judith & Mero, Dianne. (2011). Making the mathematics curriculum count: A guide for middle level and high school principals. Reston, VA: NASSP.
This book will provide principals with the tools they need to lead a schoolwide initiative towards mathematics proficiency. Quantitative literacy–or numeracy–is not the exclusive domain of the math department, the authors argue, but a set of cognitive and computational skills that cuts across the content areas. A series of carefully crafted templates will walk principals through the process of collecting and analyzing data to provide a foundation for numeracy improvement. 2011. 139pp.
- Skrla, Linda; McKenzie, Kathryn Bell; & Scheurich, James Joseph. (2009). Using equity audits to create equitable and excellent schools. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
Develop school-based equity audits with confidence. The book provides practical, easy-to-implement strategies for using this school assessment approach to help not only eliminate achievement gaps and educational bias but also for hiring, training, and retaining good teachers. Corwin Press. 2009. 152 pp.