Last week I quoted a principal who said about the student achievement data in her school, “They are just numbers, but the teachers here know that every number represents a kiddo’s face.”

This is a profound way to think about data, but it isn’t universally understood among educators.

For example, some time ago I was talking with the brand-new supervisor of secondary education in a rural, 5,000-student school district who told me that the principals she is working with don’t at all think of data in that way.

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