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

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

By: Eileen M. Depka (author)Paperback

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Collect multiple forms of data and connect data to improved student achievement! Are you looking for new ways to use data in the decision-making process? Are you seeking tools that provide better flow-through from data to improved student achievement? Have you ever considered including students in the data-to-improvement cycle? Schools recognize that data is an essential decision-making tool, but it requires teamwork and reflection to reap the maximum benefits. This guidebookaoffers practical collection and analysis methods and templates as well as tips for building trust and working together.aThe Data Guidebook for Teachers and Leaders accentuates the importance of data collection of multiple types, not just from standardized tests, and analysis within any educational setting. In addition to addressing the practical aspects of data usage, the author presents innovative ideas forIntroducing students to the data analysis cycle Helping students learn how data impacts student achievement Sharing day-to-day data within departments and schools to improve weekly test scores Making data and results accessible to all team members Data becomes a dynamic tool for change when you learn how to incorporate it into your continuous improvement process.

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About 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.


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

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/04/2006
  • ISBN13: 9781412917551
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 112
  • ID: 9781412917551
  • weight: 286
  • ISBN10: 1412917557

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