ISJ November 2013: No data left behind
Ed Hagen & Jon Nordmeyer
Why use data?
International schools are unique, dynamic environments that draw from a variety of global teaching approaches to serve diverse groups of students. With resource-rich classrooms, motivated students and experienced educators, international schools integrate cutting-edge technology to create ideal learning environments.
International schools are often regarded as exceptional institutions within a host community, and international educators enjoy a rare sense of professional autonomy. However, this independence can also result in professional isolation and disconnection from not only best practice, but standard practice. One significant area in which many international schools can improve is the use of data.