Using Data to Improve Educational Practice

  • Matthijs Koopmans Mercy College


Review of the book

ΓÇ£Action Research in the Classroom: Helping Teachers Assess and Improve their WorkΓÇ¥ by Sr. Mary Ann Jacobs and Bruce S. Cooper

There are many ways in which research can contribute to the improvement of educational practice, and action research is one of them. Action research bridges the gap that typically separates research from practice by having practitioners conduct specific projects to address their own questions and improve their effectiveness based on the answers they obtain. One of the advantages of this type of research is that results are often immediately accessible and have actionable implications. Thus, action research is a good tool for making improvements to the field based on evidence.