Data Collection: Types and Tools

Data Collection for School Improvement

Achievement Data

Achievement data collected by a building may include student performance on state tests (e.g. MEAP, MME, MIAccess, MEAP-Access, etc.), or nationally normed tests (PLAN, Explore, NWEA, ACT, PSAT, ITBS, DIBELS, etc.).  Local assessments can also be used to report achievement data.  These could include grade level testing, common end-of-course assessments, performance on MLPP, DRA testing or other locally developed reading assessments.

Two great sources for student achievement data are a local data warehouse or MISchoolData.