Electronic Theses and Dissertations





Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education


Instr and Curr Leadership


Special Education

Committee Chair

Laura B Casey

Committee Member

Denise L Winsor

Committee Member

Robert L Williamson

Committee Member

Meindl N James


This study examined the influence of in-service training on educator perceptions concerning the use of Data-Driven Decision Making (DDDM) in schools to guide instructional practice. Participants included 63 educators teaching in a southeastern metropolitan city school district. As part of the investigation, participants attended a 90-minute professional development training that focused on integrating DDDM into instructional practice. A pre-assessment and post-assessment questionnaire was completed by each participant to investigate the effects of the training on each participant’s perception of DDDM. Using paired samples t-tests, the investigation demonstrated a significant difference in perceptions for three of nine questionnaire item pairs (pre and post pairs). Results supported that the training had a meaningful impact on educator perceptions related to some aspects of DDDM. Furthermore, a Training Effectiveness Scale indicated that overall, participants endorsed the training as useful and effective. The current study ends with a discussion on limitations for this study, practical implications, and suggestions for future research.


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Library Comment

Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.