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ERIC Number: EJ1087987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2331-186X
Coherent District Reform: A Case Study of Two California School Districts
Ezzani, Miriam
Cogent Education, v2 n1 Article 1018698 2015
The purpose of this paper is to enhance our understanding of districts that are implementing sustainable professional learning in data-driven decision-making (DDDM) to improve student achievement. The data-informed leadership framework, comprised of leadership practices that acknowledge the complexities that play into data use, guided the inquiry. Data collection included semi-structured interviews, observations, and documents. I argue that whole district reform is possible in ways that increased student achievement results on standardized tests across these two districts. Findings indicate that the confluence of: a focus on DDDM, systemic and comprehensive professional learning, and distributed leadership led to consistent student achievement gains over a 3-5-year period. This study suggests that sustainable professional learning in DDDM through structures and processes is critical to how district reform takes place to achieve equitable student results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California