Focus- on the Literature and Problem Research- Theory and other research on the topic Action plan- How will it be implemented? Collect and Analyze the data found Actions needed Reflective analysis

Assignment Question

Signature Assignment Research Paper—Inform Your Decisions Research Paper—Inform Your Decisions Objective- Describe how Benchmarking Programs (iReady, LinkIt, or Platform used by your District) impacts evidence-based strategic planning and school improvement. Assignment Overview – In this web research assignment, you explore the use of Student Information Systems and Benchmarking Platforms support strategic planning, school improvement planning and goal session.

Deliverables Step 1: Research current literature. Using your course materials( presentation is a must read) and the Internet, research and complete a review of current literature (within the past five years) regarding significant and effective school improvement reform efforts. Use the following to guide your research:
● Find research that gives information on a decision being made in the context of data driven decision making
● Pick a topic you feel would be a worthwhile initiative in your school
● Use the data to justify the initiative going forward OR justify remodeling a program you have now.

Step 2: Write a research paper. In your research report, address the following:
● The purpose of the research in APA style writing with varied research citations
● An explanation and discussion of the data that was collected and analyzed
● Trends reflected by the data
● A discussion of how the data might apply to the following:
● Decisions made within a school setting that impact teaching and learning
● Other decisions at the school that affect stakeholders
● Your own school setting

Research: Focus- on the Literature and Problem Research- Theory and other research on the topic Action plan- How will it be implemented? Collect and Analyze the data found Actions needed Reflective analysis