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New Laminated Guide, Using Data to Improve Student Learning, Now Available

The Newest in Our Line of Quick-Reference Laminated Guides for Educators

Using-Data-to-Improve-Student-Learning-Cover-UDSLFrom David Bateman and Jenifer Cline comes the new 6-page, quick-reference laminated guide for educators, Using Data To Improve Student Learning: Making It Meaningful to Classroom Teachers. The guide is a practical tool for helping teachers understand, collect, and interpret data, and use it for data-based instruction.

The guide answers the questions

  • What Are Data, Testing, Assessment and Evaluation?
  • What Are Different Forms of Assessment?
  • What Are Standardized Assessments?
  • How Are Standardized Assessments Normed?
  • What Are Criterion-Referenced Assessments?
  • What Are the Purposes of Standardized Tests?

Additional information is provided on how scores are computed and reported for different tests, and what various types of scores reveal about a student’s learning. The authors also gives examples of non-standardized data that should be used in conjunction with standardized data to get a holistic understanding of the student.

The guide is now in-stock and available for immediate shipping. Bulk discounts are available for 10 or more copies. For more information on this product and to order, visit

About the Authors:

David Bateman, PhD is a professor in the department of Educational Leadership and Special Education at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania where he teaches courses to future teachers and administrators in learning disabilities, special education law, and the introduction to special education. He has been a classroom teacher of students with learning disabilities, behavior disorders, intellectual disabilities, and hearing impairments. He is currently Public Policy Chair of the Division for Learning Disabilities and is active in the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities in Washington, DC. Bateman is the co-author of A Principal’s Guide to Special Education, and The Special Education Program Administrator’s Handbook, and A Teacher’s Guide to Special Education.

Jennifer Cline is a special education administrator in Great Falls Public Schools in Great Falls, Montana. has worked as a special education administrator for the past 10 years both has a special education cooperative director and a district level special education administrator. An active member of CASE and CEC, Ms. Cline has served as the president of Montana CASE and on the professional development committee for CASE. She is coauthor of the A Teacher’s Guide to Special Education, Efficient and Effective Management of Resources.

The authors will be presenting a full day workshop at the 2016 CEC Special Education Convention and Expo on Wednesday, April 13, “Workshop 5: What All Administrators Need to Know About Special Education.

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