ERIC Number: ED468844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Using Data To Close the Achievement Gap: How To Measure Equity in Our Schools.
Johnson, Ruth S.
This book examines how educators, policymakers, and parents can use data to set achievement goals, measure school progress toward these goals, and close the achievement gap. This second edition has been updated to include current studies, policies, and practices. It includes discussions of the five stages for equity reform; tips for effectively gathering, analyzing, and applying data; and practical tools (e.g., questionnaires, surveys, forms, and models). There are 11 chapters in two parts. Part 1, "Setting Our Sights on Student Achievement," includes: (1) "The Achievement Gap: Framing Our Minds to Set Our Sights"; (2) "Building Dissatisfaction and Killing the Myths: Examining Data as a First Step toward Motivating Reform"; (3) "Data in the Reform Process: How and Why"; and (4)"Building Leadership and Data Teams." Part 2, "Inquiring about Equity," includes: (5) "Talking about Data"; (6) "Examining Outcomes"; (7) "Assessing Policies and Practices"; (8) "Listening to Student and Parent Voices"; (9) "Evaluating Programs and Interventions"; (10) "Using School Indicators to Answer Critical Questions"; and (11) "Will We Know It When We See It? Visioning, Planning, and Implementation." Resources for equitable school reform are included. (Contains 132 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Bound Students, College Preparation, Data Interpretation, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Environment, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Grading, Leadership, Minority Group Children, School Counselors, Standardized Tests, Teamwork
Corwin Press, Inc., Sage Publications, 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 2218 (ISBN-0-7619-4509-1; paperback, $39.95; ISBN-0-7619-4508-3; library edition, $79.95 ). Tel: 800-818-7243 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.corwinpress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Policymakers; Parents; Practitioners
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