Data! Dialogue! Decisions! The Data Difference
The analysis of data for instructional decision making is a hallmark of the 21st century. Teachers and administrators alike need a process that links instant, consistent, and relevant data to instant, consistent, and relevant results. Data! More...
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The analysis of data for instructional decision making is a hallmark of the 21st century. Teachers and administrators alike need a process that links instant, consistent, and relevant data to instant, consistent, and relevant results. Data! Dialogue! Decisions! describes a simple process--selecting a piece of data, dialoging about the data, and making SMART goal decisions about how to increase student performance--that includes the critical elements for powerful school improvement: meaningful teams, managed data, and measurable goals. Using a collegial process, administrators and teachers choose their own school of class achievement data to analyze and interpret as they target "breakthrough" instructional decisions that yield rapid and quantifiable results. Results have been staggeringly successful.
Brian M.nbsp;Pete is president of The Education Associates, an international consulting firm, and cofounder of Robin Fogarty & Associates. He has a rich background in professional development and has worked in and videotaped classroom teachers and professional experts in schools throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Pete's work on educational videos include Best Practices: Classroom Management and Best Practices: Active Learning Classrooms . He is the coauthor of books that include From Staff Room to Classroom (Corwin Press 2007), and titles from the Nutshell Collection, which include How to Differentiate Learning ,nbsp; Data!Dialogue! Decisions! , Twelve Principles That Make the Difference , Nine Best Practices That Make the Difference , Close the Achievement Gap , The Adult Learner , and A Look at Transfer .
Catherine Sambo is vice president of Kinney and Associates where she supervises site-based and field-based staff, provides a leadership role in all sales/marketing presentations, and designs and implements workshops relating to the relationships between curriculum, standards-based assessments, and student achievement. With more than a decade of educational consulting experience in over 300 schools Sambo offers her expertise in the collection and use of data for improving classroom instruction and student performance. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Loras College and a master's degree in educational administration from Governors State University.
|What's It All About?|
|What's the History of Results-Driven Change?|
|How to Use This Book|
|The Data! Dialogue! Decisions! Process|
|Schmoker's Model of Results-Driven Change|
|Introduction to the Data! Dialogue! Decisions! Process|
|A Sign of the Times|
|What Kinds of Data Exist?|
|What Kinds of Data Are Available?|
|How Are Data Collected?|
|How Are Data Used?|
|Teaming to Ask and Answer the Questions|
|The Four Questions in Brief|
|The Four Questions in Full|
|The Coaches' Meeting Revisited|
|Professional Development Issues|
|Data! Dialogue! Decisions! General Format|
|State Standards in Reading Example|
|A Tale of Two City Schools: Making the Difference With Data|