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ERIC Number: ED566718
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 280
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: 978-1-61250-522-0
Data Wise: A Step by Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning. Revised and Expanded Edition
Boudett, Kathryn Parker, Ed.; City, Elizabeth A., Ed.; Murnane, Richard J., Ed.
Harvard Education Press
"Data Wise: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning" presents a clear and carefully tested blueprint for school leaders. It shows how examining test scores and other classroom data can become a catalyst for important schoolwide conversations that will enhance schools' abilities to capture teachers' knowledge, foster collaboration, identify obstacles to change, and enhance school culture and climate. This revised and expanded edition captures the learning that has emerged in integrating the Data Wise process into school practice and brings the book up-to-date with recent developments in education and technology including: (1) The shift to the Common Core State Standards; (2) New material on the "ACE Habits of Mind": practices that prioritize Action, Collaboration, and Evidence as part of transforming school culture; and (3) A new chapter on "How We Improve," based on experiences implementing Data Wise and to address two common questions: "Where do I start?" and "How long will it take?" Other revisions take into account changes in the roles of school data teams and instructional leadership teams in guiding the inquiry process. The authors have also updated exhibits, examples, and terminology throughout and have added new protocols and resources. Contents include: (1) Introduction (Kathryn Parker Boudett, Elizabeth A. City, and Richard J. Murnane); (2) Organizing for Collaborative Work (Kathryn Parker Boudett and Liane Moody); (3) Building Assessment Literacy (Jennifer Price and Daniel M. Koretz); (4) Creating a Data Overview (Shannon T. Hodge and John B. Willett); (5) Digging into Data (Ethan Mintz, Sarah E. Fiarman, and Tom Buffett); (6) Examining Instruction (Elizabeth A. City, Melissa Kagle, and Mark B. Teoh); (7) Developing an Action Plan (Tom Buffett, Mark B. Teoh, and Gerardo Martinez); (8) Planning to Assess Progress (Jennifer L. Steele and Jane E. King); (9) Acting and Assessing (Liane Moody, Mary Russo, and Jonna Sullivan Casey); (10) Roles for the District Central Office (Nancy S. Sharkey and Richard J. Murnane); and (11) How We Improve (Kathryn Parker Boudett, Candice Bocala, and Elizabeth A. City). Selected Protocols, Data Wise Resources, Notes, and an index are also included. [For the 2005 edition, see ED515275.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
IES Cited: ED551402