The use of data to inform decision-making and monitor individual student progress is recognized as an important, yet elusive practice in early childhood programs. In this article, Data-based Navigation is presented as a five step data-based decision making process designed to help early childhood professionals measure and monitor desired programmatic outcomes. A case study that focuses on the reduction of challenging behaviors is provided to illustrate the process.
Muscott, Howard S.; Pomerleau, Tina M.; Park, Kristy L.; Steed, Elizabeth A.; Frey, Andy J.; and Korfhage, Tara L.
"Setting Sail for Early Learning Success: Using a Data-based Decision Making Process to Measure and Monitor Outcomes in Early Childhood Programs,"
Kentucky Teacher Education Journal: The Journal of the Teacher Education Division of the Kentucky Council for Exceptional Children: Vol. 1
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/ktej/vol1/iss1/2