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ERIC Number: ED419571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 297
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-9662883-0-0
At Your Fingertips: Using Everyday Data To Improve Schools.
Levesque, Karen; Bradby, Denise; Rossi, Kristi; Teitelbaum, Peter
This book discusses how to use everyday data to create strategies for educational improvement in schools. It provides users with a process for building a performance indicator system, identifying the most important aspects of a school's innovational efforts and traps to avoid that may lead to misinterpretation of data. The introduction identifies reasons and processes for developing a performance indicator system. The next section, "Getting Started," discusses how to assemble a team of education stakeholders, and explains the benefits of collaborative work as opposed to individual efforts. The following sections discuss the various steps in creating a performance indicator system and utilizing educational data, including: (1) establishing goals; (2) identifying related outcomes, practices, and inputs; (3) determining data sources and indicators; (4) examining the data; (5) setting performance targets; and (6) monitoring performance over time. Each section provides worksheets for user input, with duplicate worksheets at the end of the book. Appendices include a discussion on stakeholder groups, a sample invitation letter and agenda, and resources for developing new data sources and data collection instruments. Contains 43 references. (YKH)
MPR Associates, Inc., Center for Curriculum & Professional Development, 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 800, Berkeley, CA 94704; phone: 800-677-6987 ($39.95 plus tax plus 10% shipping and handling; volume discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.; National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.; American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A