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EDU 620: Data-Driven Decisions: Assignment Specifics

Data-Driven Decisions

Course Description

This course details the processes of using data to make informed decisions regarding student learning, instructional programs, resources, and policies.  Instruction will include aspects of information literacy such as methods for collecting meaningful data, analyses of data, communication of findings, and decision-making based on findings.  Particular emphasis will be given to using teacher and student work samples to make instructional decisions based on analyses of student learning gains and related data.

Annotated Bibliography Source requirements

10 Sources Minimum

2 Research Articles (How do I know if it's a research article?)

2 Books (How do I find a book?)

2 Websites/Blogs (How do I know if the website is credible?)

2 Trade Journals (What is a trade journal?) **

2 additional sources of your choice that fall under one of the above categories.

** Instructors note: Education Week is not an acceptable journal for this assignment.

Additional specifications

Annotated Bibliography will consist in 2 Books, 2 Websites, 2 Research articles, 2 Trade Journal articles, and 2 additional sources. The bibliography must include a thesis statement, a summary and evaluation of each of the works included. Information regarding how to create an annotated bibliography can be found at

Contact info

 Instructor: Sister Elena Marie, O.P. 

 Librarian: Sister Mary Esther, O.P.

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