Within educational environments at large, data-driven decision making has gained a rightful place at the center of policy and planning. Boots-on-the-ground data provide us with an empirical, grounded, and measurable framework from which many valuable insights and guidance can be gleaned. However, data on its own is not enough. Education providers must employ clear data-based goals and best practices in order to properly drive the desired outcomes.
The resources in this section show how an educational community may employ their own data, existent and future, in order to inform their work as they move towards more equitable systems. The following section is categorized in each sphere by focusing on student learning, school processes, perceptions and demographics (Bernhardt, 1998).