A survey of superintendents,
supervisors, principals and teachers attending the ASCD Annual Conference
in San Francisco, Calif., indicated that most lack the data and instructional
tools to deliver effective learning.
The informal survey, conducted by Lexia Learning Systems,
Inc.®, polled more than
200 education professionals at the ASCD Conference. Attendees were asked
about their school or district’s ability to gather and use data to
provide targeted, differentiated learning.
One out of four educators indicated
that it is too difficult for teachers to obtain the data they need to
affect classroom instruction, while more than a third feel they spend
too much time testing. In addition, less than one-third of teachers
felt they had the resources to offer targeted instruction, and even
fewer (25 percent) believed their students receive enough differentiated