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ERIC Number: ED521285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 52
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Translating Data into Action: A Data Team Model as the Seed of Comprehensive District Change
Ruffner, Karen Blake
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Denver, CO, Apr 30-May 4, 2010)
Educational reform is not easy. As school leaders search for a format that leads to improvement on many fronts concurrently, data teams is one such promising practice. The data team design not only involves sensemaking of data as evidence of effective teaching and learning, but also builds a professional learning community, distributes leadership, enhances professional development, develops principals as instructional leaders and engages students in mastering standards. This study examines the implementation of data teams in a large urban district through surveys of 36 principals. In addition, an in-depth look at one effective data team provides insight into the implementation from the perspectives of teachers, leaders and students as well as recommendations for the future. Appended to this document are: "Appendix A: Data Team Survey Questions for Principals," "Appendix B: Data Team Interview Questions," and "Appendix C: Student Data Team Survey Questions." (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A