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Schools need to boost staff and governors’ data literacy, research finds
August 8, 2018
Schools must focus on boosting the data literacy of newly or recently qualified teachers and governors in order to improve their practice, new research has found.
The report on ‘School cultures and practices: supporting the attainment of disadvantaged pupils’, released today, compared schools in London with those outside of the capital, and found that lower-performing primary schools outside London were the “most different” in terms of their cultures and practices.
This included being less likely to believe that data could be used for the benefit of individual pupils, rather than just serving a wider system of accountability.
In contrast, high-performing schools at both primary and secondary level made sure all their staff were “confident in handling data and using data to inform their practice”, according to authors of the report Sam Baars, Bart Shaw, Ellie Mulcahy and Loic Menzies of the think-tank LKMco.