Data Data Everywhere

Author: Victoria L. Bernhardt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317432061
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The latest book from best-selling author Victoria L. Bernhardt is an easy-to-read primer that describes what it takes to achieve student learning growth at every grade level, in every subject area, and with every student group. In this new edition, readers will learn how to use data to inform their continuous school improvement as they develop an appreciation of the various types of data, uses for data, and how data are involved in the process. This accessible, updated edition provides a wealth of straightforward and accessible strategies that will allow educators to become comfortable with the many uses of data in increasing student improvement. Data, Data Everywhere, 2nd edition, provides a framework and summary of the continuous school improvement framework. It is a perfect resource for teachers, administrators, support staff, and students of leadership to guide comprehensive school improvement that will make a difference for all students.

From Questions to Actions

Author: Victoria L. Bernhardt
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 159667122X
Format: PDF, ePub
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How do the best administrators find out how to improve their schools? They actively engage the people who work and study there. In From Questions to Actions: Using Questionnaire Data for Continuous School Improvement, data experts Victoria L. Bernhardt and Bradley J. Geise explain how to collect and analyze data with an eye toward positive change. In addition to gaining an overview of the questionnaire process, you'll learn to ttart with your survey's purpose, create questionnaires that get valuable answers, properly analyze data, share results in a dynamic way, use meaningful data to understand the needs of teachers and students, and then implement targeted improvement plans. Let Bernhardt and Geise lead the way!

School Portfolio Toolkit

Author: Victoria Bernhardt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317922603
Format: PDF, ePub
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The School Portfolio Toolkit is a book and compact disc (CD) that includes over 300 tools, strategies, templates, and examples for use in building school portfolios and for planning, implementing, and evaluating continuous school improvement. The Toolkit was written to support school personnel with the mechanics of putting together a school portfolio, as well as to offer processes and strategies to move whole school staffs into and through continuous improvement. The tools in the Toolkit will help staffs create, implement, and maintain school portfolios and begin the journey of continuous improvement. Each chapter deals with one topic related to the school portfolio and comprehensive school improvement, with related documents and tools on the CD. The School Portfolio Toolkit book and CD provides templates, tools, examples, and strategies that will help you analyze your school's data, create a vision that is truly shared by the school staff, build a continuous school improvement plan to implement the school vision, formulate a leadership structure to implement the vision, involve parents, community, and business in implementing the vision, embed up to forty different powerful professional development designs into your school plan, evaluate your continuous school improvement work, and create a School Portfolio that will organize and serve as a framework for the continuation of this work

Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement

Author: Victoria L. Bernhardt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351587854
Format: PDF
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This book is a call to action. It is about inspiring schools and school districts to commit to continuous school improvement by providing a framework that will result in improving teaching for every teacher and learning for every student through the comprehensive use of data. A culmination of over 30 years of doing the hard work in schools and districts both nationally and internationally, Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement shares new, evidence-based learnings about how to analyze, report, communicate, and use multiple measures of data. The updated edition provides a wealth of tools, protocols, timelines, examples, and strategies that will help schools and districts become genuine learning organizations. Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement provides a new definition of school improvement, away from a singular focus on compliance, toward a true commitment to excellence.

Putting FACES on the Data

Author: Lyn Sharratt
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452283877
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Build the bridge from data collection to improved instruction Students are people—not data. How can you use assessment data to focus on reaching every student? This book shows how to develop a common language for sharing all students’ progress with all teachers and leaders, and how to use ongoing assessment to inform instruction. Based on worldwide research of more than 500 educators, the book presents solutions organized by: Assessment Instruction Leadership Ownership The many benefits of personalizing data include increased student engagement and a positive impact on school culture. This reader-friendly guide helps you set goals, adjust lessons, identify students’ strengths and weaknesses, and implement interventions.

Data Driven Leadership

Author: Amanda Datnow
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118234081
Format: PDF, Docs
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Tools and techniques from the trailblazers in data-based education reform Over a period of several years, Amanda Datnow and Vicki Park visited public schools with a reputation for being ahead of the pack in data-driven decision making. The results of this pioneering study reveal how education leaders can make data work for students and teachers, rather than against them. This book is an essential guide to meeting the challenges of high-stakes accountability, building performance-based schools, and improving student outcomes. By following the advice in this book, you’ll be able to transform data overload into a data-positive school culture. You’ll learn the difference between “data-driven leadership” and “data-informed leadership,” and how to use distributed leadership to inspire collaboration and guided analysis. Incorporating narrative reflections drawn from real educators and administrators, the authors refine their observations and interviews into practical conclusions that leaders can put to use immediately. This book empowers leaders to support inquiry, build trust in data-based initiatives, establish goals for evidence use, and provide educators with the skills they need to mobilize data for the good of all stakeholders. “Datnow and Park’s ideas are easily accessible and grounded in clear examples, and their seven ‘calls’ about what needs to be done nail the problem and the solutions. Use this book as your action guide and you’ll be rewarded with better results in student learning.” —Michael Fullan, professor emeritus, University of Toronto “Datnow and Park uncover, at last, what it means to use data to inform leadership. Documenting the four P’s (people, policies, practices, and patterns) in schools, we learn about the organization and dynamics of reform informed by data. A must read!” —Ann Lieberman, senior scholar, Stanford University

Creating Capacity for Learning and Equity in Schools

Author: Mary A. Hooper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317361873
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Successful educational leaders develop people, processes, culture, and structures in their schools. Creating Capacity for Learning and Equity in Schools provides a comprehensive guide for aspiring and practicing leaders to strengthen their capacity to create high levels of learning and equity. Chapters explore key theories and research, provide resources for developing personal and organizational leadership capacity, and guide leaders through a reflective process to help them link theory and practice. Hooper and Bernhardt’s model for excellence and equity provides a pathway for educators to create and sustain learning communities in schools. Exploring three leadership approaches—Instructional, Adaptive, and Transformational—this textbook prepares and develops leaders to engage school communities through effective instructional leadership, data-informed decision-making, and a vision for learning and equity for all. Special Features: Theory to Practice (T2P) Framework—A series of structured exercises help readers review and reflect on existing organizational practices and develop new action plans. Case Studies—Encourage individual reflection and collective discussion on key leadership scenarios. Examples in Action—Challenge readers to analyze new connections and leadership processes. A companion website—Includes additional resources and tools for instructors to facilitate activities in the classroom.

Change Leadership

Author: Tony Wagner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118429516
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Change Leadership Group at the Harvard School of Education has, through its work with educators, developed a thoughtful approach to the transformation of schools in the face of increasing demands for accountability. This book brings the work of the Change Leadership Group to a broader audience, providing a framework to analyze the work of school change and exercises that guide educators through the development of their practice as agents of change. It exemplifies a new and powerful approach to leadership in schools.

Organizing Schools for Improvement

Author: Anthony S. Bryk
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226078019
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In 1988, the Chicago public school system decentralized, granting parents and communities significant resources and authority to reform their schools in dramatic ways. To track the effects of this bold experiment, the authors of Organizing Schools for Improvement collected a wealth of data on elementary schools in Chicago. Over a seven-year period they identified one hundred elementary schools that had substantially improved—and one hundred that had not. What did the successful schools do to accelerate student learning? The authors of this illuminating book identify a comprehensive set of practices and conditions that were key factors for improvement, including school leadership, the professional capacity of the faculty and staff, and a student-centered learning climate. In addition, they analyze the impact of social dynamics, including crime, critically examining the inextricable link between schools and their communities. Putting their data onto a more human scale, they also chronicle the stories of two neighboring schools with very different trajectories. The lessons gleaned from this groundbreaking study will be invaluable for anyone involved with urban education.

Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement

Author: Victoria Bernhardt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317801296
Format: PDF, Docs
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Transform your classroom from teacher-centered to learner-centered This book shows you how with eleven easy-to-implement strategies you can use immediately to put students at the center Get your students geared up for success and high achievement with great ideas for providing a roadmap; giving the work back; differentiating daily instruction; communicating "for" your audience, not "to" your audience; giving students choices; planning intentional engagement; asking better questions, and so much more For each strategy, you get a clear example of what it looks like in action, as well as a breakdown of how to make it work in your classroom