Publication Date: October 2016
Overview: REL Appalachia developed the Teacher Data Use Survey (TDUS) in collaboration with a panel of expert researchers to help education leaders understand the kinds of supports needed to promote effective data use to improve teaching and learning in their schools. The survey helps identify how teachers use different types of data; teacher attitudes toward data use; how teachers collaborate to use data; and supports to help teachers use data.
The survey comes in three versions: one for teachers, one for administrators, and one for instructional support staff. Together, these survey versions provide a full picture of teachers’ data use. The survey can also be customized to gather information on specific types of data, such as state, periodic, and local data. Using REL Appalachia TDUS reporting tools, survey results can be presented in a full data report in Word and as a visual dashboard.
The survey, implementation manual, and tools are available for public use at no charge: