Data-driven decision-making (DDDM) is a system of teaching and management practices that gets better information about students into the hands of classroom teachers. Are you struggling with data-driven decision-making? Do you wish you had better training in data-driven instructional practices? Dr. Scott McLeod, Director of the School Technology Leadership Initiative (STLI) at the University of Minnesota, has created a white paper that outlines the basic competencies needed for effective data-driven instruction. Read the entire paper at http://www.microsoft.com/education/ThoughtLeadersDDDM.mspx.