ERIC Number: ED496017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
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Using Data to Improve Student Learning in School Districts
Bernhardt, Victoria L.
Eye on Education
This book helps you make sense of the data your school district collects, including state student achievement results as well as other qualitative and quantitative data. Easy-to-use templates, tools, and examples are available on the accompanying CD-ROM. High stakes accountability requires that you develop your understanding of who your students are and how to get them where you want them to be. "Using Data to Improve Student Learning in School Districts" shows you how to: (1) look carefully at your students' current test scores and other qualitative and quantitative data; (2) compare your results to what you want them to be; (3) find the gaps and the root causes of the gaps; and (4) plan and implement a school improvement plan based on your school's actual data. "Using Data to Improve Student Learning in School Districts" is accompanied by a CD-ROM which contains templates, tools, examples, and strategies that will help you apply the techniques described in the book. After an introduction, the book is divided into the following eight chapters: (1) What Data Are Important; (2) Getting Started; (3) Analyzing the Data: Who Are We?; (4) Analyzing the Data: How Do We Do Business?; (5) Analyzing the Data: Where Are We Now?; (6) Analyzing the Data: What Are the Gaps? What are the Root Causes of the Gaps?; (7) Analyzing the Data: Where Do We Want to Be? How Can We Get to Where We Want to Be?; and (8) Analyzing the Data: Conclusions and Recommendations.
Descriptors: School Districts, Accountability, Educational Improvement, Academic Achievement, Computer Peripherals, Scores
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