Data informed decision making: simple steps for school leaders

There are great benefits to using school data to support decision making. From guiding reporting to providing leadership with relevant, useful information on student computer use, standards of use, trends and assessments.

Here’s some simple advice for using school data to your advantage.

Understand student learning

Know how much time is spent on laptops, and how effectively digital devices are being accessed to improve student learning.

Budget allocations: costs vs effort

Identify engaging resources with high amounts of usage, as well as monitor the usage of high cost resources to determine subscriptions revisions.

Detect new opportunities by identifying popular resources to incorporate into curriculum, resource allocation and budgeting.

Provide support for teachers and students

Understand student behaviors and provide support to teachers with students whose performance is behind school expectations.

School policy management

Monitor student patterns of behavior to intervene, manage or re-educate on appropriateness and school policies.

Development and improvement of school strategies

Determine the effectiveness and successes of school strategies and develop improvements with the help of student data.


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