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Evidence-Based Decision-Making


Why is this topic important?

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Educational leaders constantly face decisions about what to do to improve student motivation and learning. They need good information on which to base their decisions.

 

What resources can we suggest?

PDF icon  Making Informed Decisions About Programs, Policies, Practices, Strategies, Interventions, Etc. 

Presentation icon  The Evidence-Based Decisionmaking Process & Cycle 

Website icon  Evidence-Based Decisionmaking: Assessing Reading Across the Curriculum Interventions
When selecting reading across the curriculum interventions, educators should consider the extent of the evidence base on intervention effectiveness and the fit with the school or district context, whether they are purchasing a product from vendors or developing it internally. This report provides guidance in the decisionmaking. 

 
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The Evidence-Based Decision Making (EBDM) Cycle 

 EBDM Cycle

  1. Examine data to understand need
  2. Search for information
  3. Examine research 
  4. Examine contextual factors 
  5. Articulate outcomes 
  6. Monitor implementation
  7. Evaluate outcomes

         Ongoing reflection

Use data to identify needExamine studies and researchUse professional wisdomConsider contextual constraintsMake the best choice based on informationMonitor and assess implementationEvaluate outcomesRevise and ImproveExamine Data to Understand NeedSearch for InformationExamine ResearchExamine Contextual FactorsArticulate OutcomesMonitor ImplementationEvaluate OutcomesReflect, Revise, ImproveReflect, Revise, ImproveReflect, Revise, Improve


Making Informed DecisionsMaking Informed Decisions About Programs, Policies, Practices, Strategies, & Interventions



Issues & Answers #3Evidence-Based Decisionmaking: Assessing Reading Across the Curriculum Interventions

When selecting reading across the curriculum interventions, educators should consider the extent of the evidence base on intervention effectiveness and the fit with the school or district context, whether they are purchasing a product from vendors or developing it internally. This report provides guidance in the decisionmaking.

pdf  Read the full report.



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