The Data Guidebook for Teachers and Leaders: Tools for Continuous Improvement [NOOK Book]


This book offers practical methods, templates, and rubrics for collecting and analyzing data, and includes innovative ideas for building trust, including students in the process, and working together.
Read More Show Less
... See more details below
The Data Guidebook for Teachers and Leaders: Tools for Continuous Improvement

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$18.49 price
(Save 33%)$27.95 List Price


This book offers practical methods, templates, and rubrics for collecting and analyzing data, and includes innovative ideas for building trust, including students in the process, and working together.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781483361765
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/2/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Eileen Depka is a veteran educator and currently works as the supervisor of standards and assessment for the Waukesha School District in Wisconsin. While focusing on assessment, she works with teachers and administrators to organize and use data as part of the decisionmaking and goal-setting processes in an effort to increase student achievement. With the No Child Left Behind legislation as a constant focus, she helps administrators and teachers share data and implement practices to meet improvement goals. A regular presenter at both local and national conferences, she is the author of Designing Rubrics for Mathematics, the Applying Mathematical Concepts manual, and the Data Guidebook for Teachers and Leaders, as well as articles on mathematics, assessment, and data analysis. Eileen has served as a content advisor for educational videos, a writer of online courses, and an instructor of graduate-level courses in education. Driving all of her work is her passionate belief that all students can achieve high levels of proficiency and her dedication to educators in their quest to help all students experience academic success.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Figures
About the Author
1. Data-Based Decision Making and the Improvement Process
What Do the Experts Say?
The Process
The Improvement Cycle
Closing Thoughts
2. Data Collection
What Should Be Collected?
Creating a Balance
Must-Have Data
Tools: The Three “T’s”
Closing Thoughts
3. Delving Into the Data
Getting a Closer Look at Data
Defining a Purpose
Creating an Atmosphere of Acceptance
Planning and Implementing the Data Delve
Closing Thoughts
4. Standardized and State Test Data
Reporting Data
Comparing Response Types
Item Analysis
Promoting Analysis and Discussion
Closing Thoughts
5. Using District Assessments
District Assessments
Collecting the Data
Why Collect and Share?
Closing Thoughts
6. Rubrics: Data Use and Organization
Gaining a Common Understanding: Holistic and Analytical Rubrics
Gathering Individual Student Data From Rubrics
Reporting Results
Communicating With Students
Evaluating Group Data From Rubrics
Closing Thoughts
7. Classroom Assessment Data
The Purpose of Collection
Grade Book Highlighting
Item Analysis
Classroom Disaggregations
Rubric Results
A Systematic View of Classroom Analysis
Daily Reflection
Closing Thoughts
8. Students and Data
Charts and Graphs
Closing Thoughts
9. Experiencing Success
Generate Interest
Make Data a Habit
Involve Others
Promote the Cycle
Create an Expectation
Expect Change
Provide Support
Celebrate Success
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)