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Teachers’ Use of Assessment Data to Inform Instruction: Lessons From the Past and Prospects for the Future

by Amanda Datnow & Lea Hubbard
This article provides a review of literature on teachers’ use of assessment data to inform instruction. The article reviews research on the types assessment data teachers use to inform instruction, how teachers analyze data, and how their instruction is impacted. Although teachers are often asked to analyze data in a consistent way, agendas for data use, the nature of the assessments, and teacher beliefs all come into play, leading to variability in how they use data.
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Data-Driven Decision Making: Components of the Enculturation of Data Use in Education

by Ellen Mandinach & Edith Gummer
Introduction to the special issue on data-driven decision making and the components needed to enculturate data use in education. The article briefly examines the landscape of existing literature and positions the papers for the special issue.
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Book Reviews
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Transforming Understandings of Diversity in Higher Education: Demography, Democracy, and Discourse

by Penny A. Pasque, Noe Ortega, John C. Burkhart, & Marie P. Ting
reviewed by Derek Van Rheenen


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Inside Graduate Admissions: Merit, Diversity, and Faculty Gatekeeping

by Julie R. Posselt
reviewed by Monica C. Esqueda & R. Jason Lynch


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The Mindful Teacher

by Dennis Shirley & Elizabeth MacDonald
reviewed by Cynthia Carver & Sara Trotter


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Differentiating Instruction for Gifted Learners: A Case Studies Approach

by Christine L. Weber, Wendy A. Behrens, & Cecelia Boswell
reviewed by Deborah Dailey


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Thinking and Acting Systematically: Improving School Districts Under Pressure

by Kara S. Finnigan & Alan J. Daly (Eds.)
reviewed by Angela Urick



Education researcher David Hansen discusses his article, Is Education Possible Today? Watch and discuss this episode of The Voice on Vialogues.

Commentary

From 'Boosting' and 'Inspiring' Girls to Effecting Real Social Change in the STEM Workplace Through Education

by Kirsten Sadler
This commentary is a response to the renewed focus of funding and interest in gender equality in STEM in Australia. The author argues for new approaches and strategies, dialogic and inclusive of all diversities, toward creating a more inclusive STEM workplace into the future.
Editorial

TCR Yearbooks - Call for Proposals

by Gary Natriello
The editors of the Teachers College Record announce a call for proposals for future TCR Yearbooks.


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To submit work to the Teachers College Record, please use our online submission system. To access the system, use the link "Submit My Work," found in the Member Center. The submission system will explain our publishing guidelines, and will allow you to upload your manuscript. Please consult the following Editorials for additional information.
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