Part of the Ontario PrincipalAEs Council Leading Student Achievement Series, this book is designed to help school leaders get started on using data to inform, shape, revise and assess their school improvement plan. In this practical guide, the author defines what data is and is not, explains the roles of the principal in leading the data-based school improvement planning process, and outlines how a principal can successfully introduce data-driven school improvement planning, create a culture of using broadly based data to inform all decisions, and use and refine the data-driven school improvement planning cycle.
Acknowledgments Introduction 1. School Improvement Planning The International Drive for Accountability in Education School Improvement Planning for Student Achievement Summary 2. The Dimensions of the Principal as Data-Driven Leader The Principal as Leader The Principal as Professional Developer The Principal?s Role as Communicator Summary 3. Introducing Data-Based School Improvement Convincing School Staff Working With Leadership Teams Making Data Use Explicit Summary 4. Finding Reliable, Valid, and Comprehensive Data Types of Data Intersecting Data Defining Data Types With Your Staff Summary 5. The Data-Driven School Improvement Planning Cycle The School Improvement Planning Cycle In-School Application and Practice Ensuring That Evidence Is Valid and Complete Summary 6. Embedding the Cycle in the School's Culture Facilitating Success Adding to the Tool Kit Summary Educator Tool Kit Glossary References Index