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Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Menzies, Holly Mariah; Oakes, Wendy Peia; Kalberg, Jemma Robertson – Guilford Publications, 2012
Straightforward, practical, and user friendly, this unique guide addresses an essential component of decision making in schools. The authors show how systematic screenings of behavior--used in conjunction with academic data--can enhance teachers' ability to teach and support all students within a response-to-intervention framework. Chapters review…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Guides, Response to Intervention, Measures (Individuals)
Cox, James B. – Corwin Press, 2006
In this book, educational consultant James Cox offers a smarter way to look at data, putting test scores in context, not in isolation. Rather than focusing on last year's findings for school improvement, educators can learn how to evaluate the processes and practices that lead to those data by using a user-friendly, three-pronged framework for…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Teacher Effectiveness, Scores, Educational Improvement
Hawley, Willis D., Ed. – Corwin Press, 2006
Working in tandem with the powerful National Education Association's KEYS initiative (Keys to Excellence in Your Schools), this second edition focuses on how to change a school's organizational structure and culture to improve the quality of teaching and learning. Each chapter, revised and updated to address continuous improvement and narrowing…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Improvement, School Culture, School Organization
Glazek, Stanislaw D.; Sarason, Seymour B. – Corwin Press, 2006
Why do people, college-bound or even in college, stay away in droves from courses in science, especially physics? Why do people know so little about the significance of Einstein's contributions which require dramatic changes in how we understand ourselves, our world, and the entire universe? Why have educational reforms failed? In this book, two…
Descriptors: Physics, Educational Change, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education
Sparks, Dennis – Corwin Press, 2006
Authentic or transformational leadership flows from self-awareness regarding intentions, values, and feelings and its influence is reflected in a leader's actions. "Leading for Results, Second Edition," focuses on the educational leader's role in actualizing human potential and unleashing individual and organizational energy, while promoting…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Administrator Role
Fullan, Michael; St. Germain, Clif – Corwin Press, 2006
Organized to make learning contagious throughout the school, this user-friendly guide helps create a culture of learning that promotes the simultaneous development of students, teachers, and parents--addressing specific ways to maximize study groups, student data, classroom walk-throughs, and more. The interactive self-assessment protocols focus…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Improvement, Guides
Creighton, Theodore B. – Corwin Press, 2006
Since the first edition of "Schools and Data", the No Child Left Behind Act has swept the country, and data-based decision making is no longer an option for educators. Today's educational climate makes it imperative for all schools to collect data and use statistical analysis to help create clear goals and recognize strategies for…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Program Evaluation, Educational Technology, Decision Making
Umphrey, Michael L. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2007
An epidemic of disengagement in American high schools is faced as institutions fail to offer meaningful and relevant ways to connect curriculum with students' emerging life stories. These students do not see how schooling, as it is presently constituted, is important to their own developing identities. One solution to this problem is to organize…
Descriptors: High Schools, Outreach Programs, Relevance (Education), Student Attitudes
Gagnon Jr, William L. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2003
Most school districts do not have a full time human resources administrator to conduct interviews and this important task most often becomes the responsibility of the building principal or a department head. Here is a guide designed for hiring employees, both professional staff as well as non-professional, in public, parochial, or private schools.…
Descriptors: Employment Interviews, Occupational Information, Personnel Selection, Resumes (Personal)