In the wake of the accountability movement, school administrators are inundated with data about their students. How can they use this information to support student achievement? Data Wise: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning presents a clear and carefully tested blueprint for school leaders. It shows how examining test scores and other classroom data can become a catalyst for important schoolwide conversations that will enhance schools' acility to capture teachers' knowledge, foster collaboration, identify obstacles to change, and enhance school culture and climate.
"The step-by-step process described in this invaluable book has helped me engage my faculty in lively, frank, and productive discussions about our student assessment results. Now we are able to make the connections between data and instruction in ways that improve teaching and learning systematically throughout the school."--(Janet Palmer Owens, Principal, Mason Pilot School, Boston, Massachusetts)