Institutions of higher education (IHEs) play a critical role in developing the next generation of teachers, administrators, and related services personnel in ways that prepare them to work collaboratively to provide high-quality instruction that meets the needs of all learners, including students with disabilities, students who are English Language Learners, and students identified as gifted/talented. IHEs also play a role in generating or adding to the knowledge base of evidence-based competencies, thereby informing the ongoing practice of individuals already employed at various levels of the education enterprise.
Moving Your Numbers offers authentic examples of districts with varying demographics that focused on supporting higher levels of student learning for all groups of students. In each district featured, educators shared the responsibility for improving their own learning to better so that they would be better able to meet the instructional needs of all students. Using data well and in an ongoing way, focusing and aligning their work across the district, selecting and implementing shared instructional practices are among the practices used by each district.
Two higher education companion guides – one for teacher preparation and another for administrator preparation – connect the Moving Your Numbers report to the curriculum of teacher and administrator preparation programs. Discussion questions, activities, case studies, and more are available as part of each guide.