MDE: Introduction to Data Use & Action Process

As educators, we know that collecting and using data is important to support our decision-making and growth for students, but do you wish you were more knowledgeable about how to collect data with accuracy and use the information with integrity? This illustrative course will walk you through 8-steps of the data use process covering review and analysis of data and use of the information to select strategies to reach your goals. You will better understand how to foster a data culture where collecting and using information is valued as an ongoing process in the pursuit of continuous improvement.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn how to create Data Action Teams including different roles and responsibilities,
  • Explain the four phases and eight steps of the data use process,
  • Implement some basic strategies that will help you be successful in the application of the data use process, and
  • Access downloadable resources to help you better collect and use data in your school or district.

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Who should take this course?


What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

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Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual