Using data to support educational improvement

  • Carol Campbell
  • Ben Levin


Data on student achievement are increasingly being used to support effective policy and practice, and to move education systems towards more evidence-informed approaches to large-scale improvement. In this paper, we outline strategies used in Ontario, Canada to create, enhance and apply a range of data to support educational improvement. These strategies were intended to integrate the collection of data and its use at the three levels of school, district, and province. The strategy also included improving educator capacity to use data and the development of better analytic tools to understand data in context.


Assessment School improvement Data use planning Ontario Literacy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ontario Ministry of EducationTorontoCanada
  2. 2.OISE University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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