Publisher: Teachers' College Press
Number of pages: 168
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
" Data and Teaching: Moving Beyond Magical Thinking to Effective Practice is a guide created especially for professionals and policymakers in the field of education working to improve underachieving schools...highly recommended, especially for public and college library education shelves."
-- Midwest Book Review
"McDonald, Isacoff, and Karin offer a rich and authentic look into how student performance data are currently understood and how they are being used by teachers and school leaders in schools serving many students living in poverty. Additionally, they offer some general guidance for those school leaders aiming to engage in more effective related practices. In doing so, they communicate well the notion that effective data use in teaching is a highly worthwhile, but also a highly complex and resource-intensive, endeavor. We anticipate that Data and Teaching: Moving Beyond Magical Thinking to Effective Practice will be an engaging and thought-provoking read for school leaders looking to more effectively integrate data into their teaching practices."
Teachers College Record
an accessible, illuminating read that will prove valuable to school leaders, entrepreneurs, teachers, and researchers. The school portraits featured are captivating and complex, and the "New Direction" sections sandwiching each of these portraits offer pithy, actionable avenues for administrators and practitioners looking to shift the way they do things in schools
--Harvard Educational Review