BEP036 – Pathways to Personalization Part 3 – Data Collection for Scale

Shawn Rubin, Chief Education Officer, and Cathy Sanford, Director of Research and Development, both from the Highlander Institute, talk about their new book, Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change.

This is the third of a multi-part series about the book. In this episode, Shawn and Cathy talk about best practices for data collection to make sure that you can scale in the most effective way.


01:23 Best practices for data collection and some examples

02:01 Improvement science by Carnegie Foundation

Anthony S. Bryk

02:21 Focused on a family of measures

05:14 Data collection in schools typically used in evaluation of teachers and schools

07:10 Iteration is possible at any point

08:31 Fruit salad analogy: Teachers as only one of many factors in education

09:40 Trust in teachers

11:25 Evidence-based practices

14:40 Collecting data for story telling

18:11 Don’t be scared of data

18:39 Where to start


Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change

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