WestEd's Mandinach to Present on Using Data to Facilitate Improvement

Ellen Mandinach

WestEd’s Ellen Mandinach will present on data-driven decision-making at a pre-conference workshop of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation Conference (CAEP),* Wednesday, March 23, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, San Diego, CA.

Participants attending Mandinach’s “Using Data for Programmatic Continuous Improvement and the Preparation of Data Literacy for Educators” workshop will learn about two emerging issues that impact teacher preparation programs:

  • The use of data to inform the continuous improvement of programs
  • Integration of data literacy as an essential skill set into teacher preparation

Rather than viewing data-driven decision-making as a heavy-handed accountability issue, schools of education can come to see that data can be helpful to facilitate improvement, according to Mandinach.

Mandinach is the Director of the Data for Decisions Initiative at WestEd and a leading expert in data-driven decision-making.

* CAEP advances educator preparation through evidence-based accreditation that assures quality and supports continuous improvement to strengthen P-12 student learning.

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