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Leading With Data: Pathways to Improve Your School - Leadership for Learning Series (Paperback)
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Leading With Data: Pathways to Improve Your School - Leadership for Learning Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 216 Pages / Published: 10/11/2008
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A comprehensive, practical guide to effective use of data for school improvement! This hands-on guidebook helps head teachers make meaningful data-based instructional decisions with confidence. In layman's terms, the authors explain the essential statistical and assessment information that administrators need to know what types of data to look at, how to analyze the information, and how to use what they've learned from the data to make critical choices for their schools. As part of the Leadership for Learning Series, this resource:

Provides school-level leaders with support in developing and sustaining a schoolwide capacity for continuous improvement

Links data-based decision making with issues of accountability, improved learning, and shared mission and goals

Includes a glossary, school improvement template, sample forms, and data tools

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9780761988342
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 254 x 177 x 11 mm

"Goldring and Berends provide practical and strategic counsel on what data should be collected, how data can be productively analyzed, and who should be involved. Their book positions this advice deftly in research on leadership and organizational change. As school leaders confront the challenges of meeting the needs of all students through continuous school improvement, they will find this book an essential resource." -- Willis D. Hawley, Professor of Education and Public Policy
"Dives headfirst into the murky waters of data and provides the site administrator with a clear, succinct view and practical ideas to obtain the real positive change in student outcomes desired by all." -- Cathy Patterson, Elementary Learning Specialist
"Truly a magnificent piece of work! The discussion questions are ideal for study groups and team meetings. This is the new administrator's bible. Keep it by your bedside, especially when the scores come in." -- Roxanne Cardona, Principal
"The book covers a complex process, connects it to the requirements of NCLB, and defines many aspects of data analysis so that a lay person can understand it." -- Margarete Couture, Principal

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