Publications

Our project team has published several articles on the data team® procedure and data-based decision making in general. A list of these publications can be found below.

The data team® procedure

  • Schildkamp, K., & Poortman, C.L. (2015). Factors influencing the functioning of data teams. Teachers College Record, 117.
    • Data-based decision making can lead to increased student achievement; however, schools struggle with the implementation of data-based decision making. Professional development in the use of data is therefore urgently needed. Click here for a link to the article.
  • Schildkamp, K., Poortman, C. L., & Handelzalts, A. (2015). Data teams for school improvement. School Effectiveness and School Improvement. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/09243453.2015.1056192.
    • The use of data for educational decision making has never been more prevalent. However, teachers and school leaders need support in data use. Support can be provided by means of professional development in the form of “data teams”. Click here for a link to the article.
  • Ebbeler, J., Poortman, C.L., Schildkamp, K., Pieters, J.M. (in press). Effects of a data use intervention on educators’ use of knowledge and skills. Studies in Educational Evaluation.
    • Data use is increasingly considered to be important for school improvement. One promising strategy for implementing data use in schools is the data team intervention. Data teams consist of teachers and members of the school leadership team, who collaboratively analyze and use data to solve an education-related problem at the school. Click here for a link to the article.
  • Hubers, M.D., Poortman, C.L., Schildkamp, K., Pieters, J.M., & Handelzalts, A. (in press). Opening the Black Box: Knowledge Creation in Data Teams. Journal of Professional Capital & Community.
    • In this study, Nonaka and Takeuchi’s Socialization, Externalization, Combination and Internalization model of knowledge creation is used to gain insight into the process of knowledge creation in data teams. These teams are composed of school leaders and teachers, who work together to improve the quality of education. Click here for a link to the article.
  • Lai, M.K., & Schildkamp, K. (in press). In-service Teacher Professional Learning: Use of assessment in data-based decision-making. In G.T.L. Brown & L. Harris (Eds.). Human Factors and Social Conditions of Assessment. New York: Routledge.
    • There is increasing international emphasis on using data as part of teacher decision-making to improve teaching practices and raise student achievement. This emphasis is often positioned as two competing agendas. You can order this book here.
  • Schildkamp, K., & Visscher, A.J. (2013). Data-centered school self-evaluation in the Netherlands: characteristics and prerequisites. In M. Lai and S. Kushner. (Eds.). Advances in Program Evaluation (Vol 14): A developmental and negotiated approach to school and curriculum evaluation. Bingley: Emerald.
    • In this chapter the Dutch context of school quality assurance is portrayed, and next two Dutch projects are described in which learning to use data for school self-evaluation and school improvement is central. In the Focus project schools learn to utilize student performance data (as measured by means of standardized tests) for improving instructional quality and student achievement, whereas in the Data team project school teams learn to collect and analyze data for solving a specific educational problem the school struggles with, following a structured approach. You can order this book here.

Data use in general

  • Schildkamp, K., Lai, M.K., & Earl (Eds.) (2013). Data-based decision making in education: challenges and opportunities. Dordrecht: Springer. You can order this book here.
  • Van der Kleij, F. M., Vermeulen, J. A., Schildkamp, K., & Eggen, T. J. H. M. (2015). Integrating data-based decision making, assessment for learning and diagnostic testing in formative assessment. Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 22, 324–343. Click here for a link to the article.
  • Verhaeghe, G., Schildkamp, K., Luyten, H., & Valcke, M. (2015). Diversity in school performance feedback systems. School effectiveness and school improvement. Click here for a link to the article.
  • Schildkamp, K. Karbautzki, L., & Vanhoof, J. (2014). Exploring data use practices around Europe: Identifying enablers and barriers. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 42, 15-24. Click here for a link to the article.
  • Vanhoof, J., & Schildkamp, K. (2014). From professional development for data use to ‘data use for professional development. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 42, 1-4. Click here for a link to the article.
  • Schildkamp, K., Karbautzki, L., Breiter, A., Marciniak, M., & Ronka, D. (2013). The Use of Data Across Countries: Development and Application of a Data Use Framework. In D. Passey, A. Breiter and A.J., Visscher (Eds.). IFIP-AICT: Next Generation of Information Technology in Educational Management. Dordrecht: Springer. You can order this book here.
  • Schildkamp, K., & Ehren, M., & Lai, M.K. (2012). Editorial paper for the special issue on data-based decision making around the world: From policy to practice to results. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 23(2), 123-132. Click here for a link to the article.
  • Schildkamp, K., & Rekers-Mombarg, L., & Harms, T. (2012). Student Group Differences in Examination Results and Utilization for Policy and School Development. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 23(2), 229-256. Click here for a link to the article.
  • Schildkamp, K., & Kuiper, W (2010). Data-informed curriculum reform: Which data, what purposes, and promoting and hindering factors. Teaching and Teacher Education, 26, 482-496. Click here for a link to the article.
  • Schildkamp, K., & Visscher, A.J. (2010). The use of performance feedback in school improvement in Louisiana. Teaching and Teacher Education, 26, 1389-1403. Click here for a link to the article.
  • Schildkamp, K., & Teddlie, C. (2008). School Performance Feedback Systems in the USA and in the Netherlands: A comparison. Educational Research and Evaluation, 14(3), 255-282. Click here for a link to the article.