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

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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.
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The Data Guidebook for Teachers and Leaders: Tools for Continuous Improvement

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Overview

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.
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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.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
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
Feedback
Reflection
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
Bibliography
Index
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