DataDirector resources  

Many Michigan schools use DataDirector to help them narrow learning targets and support teaching and learning. Schools in St. Clair County have adopted the data warehousing tool DataDirector from Riverside Publishing. 

DataDirector is an innovative online data management and assessment solution — a powerful decision-support system that lets educators access data, view reports, and better understand students. Unlike simple assessment systems, DataDirector allows users to combine multiple data types over time to maximize reporting, and answer complex questions. (source: DataDirector Solutions). 


Implementation efforts in St. Clair County are led by a group of leaders representing local districts. Local contacts:

  • Algonac: Jamie Smith
  • Capac: Dave Phillips
  • East China: Catherine Woolman
  • Marysville: Brad Gwisele
  • Memphis: Kelly Sampier

  • Port Huron: Cindy Compton
  • Yale: Steve Hunt


RESA support for DataDirector may be obtained by contacting: 

Rural Education Data Initiative

Learn more about our partnership with 23 ISDs to implement a data warehousing grant, REDI (Rural Education Data Initiative), focused on DataDirector at Eastern Upper Penninsula ISD's website.


MASA Mid-Winter Conference - February 2, 2012

Levels of Expertise

Implementation Plan

East China School District Professional Development Plan

Implementation Support Sessions


DataDirector Thumb Institute - March 30, 2011

Presentations and handouts from the institute:

Opening PowerPoint - Joanne Hopper

Sharing Secrets PowerPoint - Kristin Day

Using DataDirector to Monitor Writing PowerPoint - Kristin Day

DataDirector Tabs Overview - Becky Gorinac

PreBuilts Report Guide - Becky Gorinac

Using Mail Merge to Create Reports - Cindy Compton

How A Data Warehouse Works

DataDirector from Multiple Perspective

DataDirector Level of Expertise

St. Clair County Student Achievement Data


DataDirector Institute - August 19, 2010

PowerPoints from the institute:

Jeff Cachur/Jan Pilar: DataDirector Item Banks

Erica Bolig: Dabbling in DiBELS

Erica Bolig: Development and Implemenation of Grade 2-5 Interim Assessments Using DataDirector


DataDirector Michigan User's Conference April 20–21, 2009

Presentation PowerPoint 


Additional Handouts: 

Data Director from Multiple Perspectives

DataDirector Navigation Tabs

Onsite Professional Development 

August 2008 Institute Flier  

County Leader Meeting Agenda 

DataDirector Levels of Expertise

June Training Flier

October Training Flier  

Reading and Writing Assessment Template

Data Warehouse Graphic


DataDirector supporting documents

St. Clair RESA DataDirector Implementation Plan

August 13, 2008 DataDirector Institute Brochure


Presentation Focusing Results to Guide Teaching and Learning

Presentation Thought-provoking Ideas on Using Data 


Presentation Authored by: Cindy Compton, formerly of Marysville Schools Instructions for Creating a Mail Merge Document from a Data Director Report  

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Training Tools

Find the supporting documents you need for training and using DataDirector in your school.


Please report any data trouble shooting issues via our helpdesk.


Cindy Compton, Port Huron Area School District, Shares her tool page 


Jennifer Lozon, Yale Schools, shares a how-tool tool for creating a student profile report


MI Getting Started


Quick Guide to Prebuilts


Creating Assessments


Creating Exams


Creating Exam Bubble Sheets


Exam Reports


Creating Exams with Item Bank


Plan Before You Scan


Scanning Options


Scan Stations


How to Scan Student Answer Documents


Customized Reports



Web resources supporting
data use


MI MAP Data Toolkit
by Michigan Department of Education 


DataDirector Homepage


People who use data to make decisions will do so with more confidence that they are making the right decisions.

– Deborah Wahlstrom 


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Data can help us answer the question for our community: "What are we getting for our investment in our children?"

– Victoria Bernhardt