From Data to Design-Driven Decision Making: A New Paradigm for Schools | Open Source Thinking |

Accountability systems like those mandated by the federal NCLB act have resulted in exponential amounts of data.  Educational stakeholders, from practitioners to policy makers, have been working to leverage these data to improve school, teacher and student performance, a practice known generically as data-driven decision making.  (Marsh, Pane and Hamilton’s "Making Sense of Data-Driven Decision Making in Education" is a good resource for more information on this topic.)

Via Philippe Vallat