The Doing What Works website features practical suggestions about ways to support teacher effectiveness, use data to improve instruction, and turn around low-performing schools.
For each topic, you’ll find three kinds of information: essential concepts, recommended practices, and planning templates. Materials include expert interviews, videos, slideshows, diagrams, protocols, sample materials, and more.
Materials are organized around real-life scenarios. For example:
- How can teachers in my school more fully use the mathematics assessment data we collect?
- How can we better track our preschoolers’ development of language and literacy skills?
- How can we help teachers organize and use data to guide instruction for our English learners who need extra help developing literacy skills?
- How can we break down the isolation among teachers in our high school and get them working together to improve instruction?
- What professional development should we be looking at to help our teachers learn research-based instructional strategies, like using higher-order questions?
For more information, please visit the Doing What Works home page or topic page:
- Using data for improvement
- Increasing teacher effectiveness
- Turning around the lowest-performing schools
For even more information about those three topics, please see