The text is also ideal for school and district administrators who can use the process and tools to enhance results for students and promote equity in schools. Guiding educational leaders in unleashing the power of a collaborative approach, the authors offer detailed and technical guidance to help educators move schools away from unproductive data practices and toward examining data as a catalyst for systematic and continuous improvement in instruction and student learning. Educators and data team facilitators will learn to apply the Using Data Process model which has proven successful in:
Narrowing achievement gaps between students in all content areas and grade levels
Achieving strong, continuous gains in local and state assessments in mathematics, science, and reading
Demonstrating significant, steady gains in mathematics in elementary, middle, and high schools
Increasing collaboration and reflection practices among teachers
An excellent resource for educational improvement project staff, education service center staff, foundations concerned with education, department of education personnel, parent and community organizations, and others who are concerned about building capacity and systems for sustaining improvement in student learning.