Using Data to Improve Schools

Gathering, disaggregating, analyzing, and sharing data about and with your school community is a powerful way to identify inequities in your policies, practices, and community engagement strategies. Data can also help your school community organize and prioritize your improvement efforts. To help guide educators, families, students, and other members of your school community toward educational equity, the Great Schools Partnership created the resources below. They are based on our experience supporting school communities working collaboratively for more equitable, rigorous, and personalized education systems that prepare every student for college, careers, and global citizenship.


Tips for Building a Data Culture in Your School Building​

These questions and competencies can be utilized to help your school community build a data culture in your school building. 

Using Data to Inform Instruction

This resource has been designed as a step-by-step tool for educators interested in ways to use data to inform their instructional practice.

Data-Informed Self-Assessment​

This self-assessment is designed to collect information about your experiences working with data in your day-to-day practice.

Student Feedback Survey

This student feedback survey can be used to gather data and reflect on both classroom practice and classroom environment.


The offerings below are one-day virtual or onsite learning for a single school, district, or community. Think of these as opportunities to discover and explore topics or issues that are important to your school community. Then start planning for change. Our school and equitable community engagement coaches stand ready to pick up where these offerings leave off. Together, we can improve learning for all students.

Data Informed Instructional Planning: Using Data to Drive More Equitable Instruction

This session offers a hands-on opportunity for educators to engage in deep and meaningful data-driven dialogue. This event is designed for grade-level or content-specific teacher teams of 2-7 people.

Teams will examine their own classroom data to learn how to pinpoint student learning challenges, select instructional interventions, and monitor progress toward reaching student learning goals.


Leading with Data: Building a Vision for More Equitable Schools

This session is designed for school or district leadership teams who are interested in using data to inform and drive action planning.

Explore three essential questions: Where are we now? Where are we going? How do we get there? Participants will review existing data sources, as well as brainstorm potential new data to collect, that can help inform their school or district goals and action plans.


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