Rossier researchers publish on Data-Use capacity

June 27, 2014

PhD Candidate Alice Huguet, Julie Marsh and Caitlin Farrell recently published an article in Education Policy Analysis Archives titled, “Building Teachers’ Data-use Capacity: Insights from Strong and Developing Coaches


Coaching has become a central strategy in district and school efforts to build teacher capacity to interpret and respond to student learning data. Despite their popularity, there is limited research on the implementation of these initiatives. This article begins to addresses this gap by  examining the elements of a coach’s practice that appear to build teachers’ skills and knowledge to  use data to guide instructional decisions. Drawing on sociocultural learning theory and interview and survey data collected in four middle schools—two with “strong” coaches and two with “developing”