Monday, May 19, 2008

Report: Leading Indicators Predict Educational Progress

“Leading indicators” in education — as in economics — can provide early signs of progress toward academic achievement and thus help district leaders and other stakeholders make informed decisions about efforts to improve student learning — before the test results come in. A new study by the Annenberg Institute, Beyond Test Scores: Leading Indicators for Education, looks at how four districts — Chattanooga, Montgomery County (MD), Naperville (IN), and Philadelphia — have used leading indicators for decision making and discusses the importance of difficult-to-quantify but important measures such as student engagement and central office practice.

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