Getting Excited About Data: Combining People, Passion, and Proof to Maximize Student Achievement / Edition 2

Getting Excited About Data: Combining People, Passion, and Proof to Maximize Student Achievement / Edition 2

by Edie L. Holcomb
     
 

Precise and on target, this excellent resource enables educators to effectively use their school's data to respond to the challenges of the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Precise and on target, this excellent resource enables educators to effectively use their school's data to respond to the challenges of the No Child Left Behind Act.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761939597
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/01/2004
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,085,977
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword - Tony Wagner
Preface
What This Book Is Not
What This Book Is
How This Book Is Organized
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1. Using Data for Alignment and Achievement
Alignment Between Mission and the School Portfolio
Alignment Between Mission, Portfolio and Concerns
Alignment Between Concerns and Priorities
Alignment Among Priorities, Study, and Strategies
Alignment Between Priorities, Strategies, and Evidence
Alignment Betwee Strategies, Evidence, and Action Plans
Consolidating Multiple and Existing Plans
Using Data for Alignment and Achievement
Two Schools Implement a Major Change
Two A's and Three Powerful P's
Making It Public
On the Road Again
2. Understanding the Importance of Proof
My Data Roots
Data to Close the Achievement Gap
Use of Data Highlighted in National Research Reports
Data Work in High-Performing Schools
Data - Essential, but Not Sufficient
3. Coping With the Barriers to Data Use
Reasons for Reluctance to Use Data
Assessing Data Readiness
Responding to Concerns
4. Engaging the People
Internal and External Engagement
The Cultural Problem
Creating the Culture of Collective Responsibility
Finding Time
Making It Public
5. Arousing the Passion
The Motivation Continuum
Swapping Stories
Language, Humor, and Music
Monitoring Our Mission
6. Starting With the Significant
Data > Test Scores
State and Federal Mandates
The Blue Ribbon Approach
Of Local Significance
No Snapshots, Please
Finding the Starting Point
The Snowball Approach
7. Displaying the Data
Size
User-Friendly Data Displays
Displaying Longitudinal Data
Color Coding Proficiency
The No-Numbers Approach
Displaying Perceptual Data
The Whole Portfolio
Making It Public
The Acid Test
8. Interpreting the Results
Carousel Data Analysis
Listening In
Using the Responses
Making It Public
9. Designing a Data Day
Purpose
Preparation
District Session
School-Based Activities
Follow-Up
Making It Public
10. Establishing Priorities
Getting It Out and Narrowing It Down
Wordsmithing Works
The Ends or the Means
Mandates and Motivation in Goal Setting
11. Drilling Down the Priority Data
Planning Forward With Student-Specific Data
Planning Backward With Skill-Specific Data
Ramping Up the Roster
Slicing the Pie
Attacking Anonymity
Checking Out Perceptions
Making It Public - Not
12. Looking Around and Looking Within
Examining Research
Exploring Best Practice
Probing Our Practice
Capturing Our Culture
13. Clarifying District, School, and Classroom Roles
Going in Circles
Going With the Flow
Cycling in Synch
Delivering the Data
Coordinating the Common
14. Planning Your Work and Working Your Plan
Developing Action Plans
Evidence of Implementation
Evidence of Impact
Reaping Unexpected Benefits
Making It Public
15. Sustaining the Struggle
Analyzing Implementation
Integrating Programs and Practices
Saying No
Celebrating
Spreading a Little Cheer
16. Leading with Relentless Resilience
Review
Relentless Resilience
Reflection
References
Index

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