I don’t know about your school but the trend in mine over the past few years is data, data data. Data driven instruction has been a mantra and personally I think it’s a great trend. The issue is where do you get this data? How do you keep track of it? How do you know it’s good data? Although this site doesn’t have the answer it is a good place to start. Here is what they say on the website: “The easyCBM system was developed by educational researchers at the University of Oregon in close collaboration with school district partners across the United States. It is designed to give teachers insight into which of their students may need additional instructional supports as well as to provide a means by which they can measure the effectiveness of their teaching.” Easy CBM focuses on providing data in the areas of reading and math and gives you quick and simple assessments to track student progress and identify what you should be teaching next. I highly recommend checking it out.