Student/Youth Level Data

This subtopic identifies information and resources focused on collecting and using data to inform instructional decisions as well as individualized plans for students and youth.

Using multiple quality sources of data helps student/youth-serving personnel make decisions related to the selection of effective practices and programs that lead to improved achievement.

Data may provide an objective perspective on services, supports, instruction, or experiences a young person needs – or does not need to make progress toward adult goals for learning, earning, and living in their communities. Additionally, making decisions based on data provides students/youth, personnel, and family members with knowledge to assist students/youth to take an active role planning.

Multiple types of data may inform decisions, such as interviews, surveys, direct observations, questionnaires, and other inventories. Systematic data collection is important to answer questions and make informed decisions.

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Student/Youth Data