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ERIC Number: ED527892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 160
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-9297-8
The Data Toolkit: Ten Tools for Supporting School Improvement
Hess, Robert T.; Robbins, Pam
Using data for school improvement is a key goal of Race to the Top, and now is the time to make data-driven school improvement a priority. However, many educators are drowning in data. Boost your professional learning community's ability to translate data into action with this new book from Pam Robbins and Robert T. Hess. "The Data Toolkit" provides ten easy-to-use tools that don't require statistical expertise, can be implemented in a timely manner, and facilitate problem-solving at the classroom, school, and district levels. These proven methods help educators: (1) Frame the questions; (2) Drive the conversation; (3) Engage in productive reflection; (4) Uncover understandings; (5) Create a data-driven plan; and (6) Achieve and monitor results. Written in an educator-friendly format each chapter contains instructions on using the tool, a sample scenario, and examples--practical resources that will help your PLC be the best it can be. Also included are case studies that show how data teams, PLCs, and individual teachers have used the book's methods in their own settings. The culminating school improvement mapping tool guides the team through designing an action plan focused on increasing student learning and achievement outcomes. [Foreword by Kate Dickson.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 3; Grade 4; High Schools; Intermediate Grades; Primary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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