PPD provides assistance to component school districts in Data Analysis linked to instructional practices. This includes the collection and analysis of school data, and assistance with analyzing, and interpreting New York state assessment data, as well as common local formative and interim assessments. Custom service work consists of district or school-specifi c projects and includes state assessment error analyses, predictive studies, and survey construction and analysis, and program evaluation. Alignment of formative and interim assessments to the new Common Core Learning Standards and how they impact instruction can, be addressed through this service. A structured approach to data analysis supports districts in their planning, adoption or confi rmation of research-based instructional models, as well as develops a sustainable datadriven culture. Professional development opportunities support identifi ed needs in school improvement and growth. This service is off ered to component districts in partnership with the Mohawk Regional Information Center.