Data-Driven Decision Making for Effective School Leaders

ISBN-10: 0131187228
ISBN-13: 9780131187221
Edition: 2006
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List price: $60.80
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 10/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Data Driven Decision Making forEffectiveSchoolLeadershipis a brief supplement for K-12 inservice teachers (especially those served by ASCD).nbsp; It explores the role of data in making effective instructional, financial, and administrative decisions in schools.nbsp; This is a significant issue in Educational Administration, and, in todays standards-based testing environment in K-12 education.nbsp;The book covers concepts and foundations of data-driven decision making, basic applications, and basic statistical concepts.For inservice K-12 teachers, especially those served by ASCD.

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Concepts and Foundations of Data-Driven Decision Making
Introduction to Data-Driven Decision Making
Rationale for Adopting Data-Driven Decision Making
Purpose of This Book
Defining Data-Driven Decision Making
An Old Idea: Knowledge Is Power
Need for Planning
The Systems Approach
Organization of This Book
Summary
References
Planning and Developing Information Resources
School Districts Take the Lead
Defining Information Needs
Database Management Systems
Long-Term and Short-Term Data Resources
Summary
Case Study
References
Hardware, Software, and People
A Brief Look at Infrastructure
Hardware for Effective Data Management and Access
Client-Server Architecture
Software for Data Analysis
Developing People Resources
The Data Analyst
Summary
Case Study
References
Educational Research Methods and Tools
The Scientific Method and Educational Research
Educational Research Methods
Ethnographic Research
Historical Research
Descriptive Research
Correlational Research
Causal Comparative Research
Experimental Research
Action Research
Data Collection Tools
Direct Observation
Structured Interviews
Document Analysis
Surveys
Test Instruments
Summary
Case Study
References
Teachers and Administrators as Researchers
Learning Communities
Action Research in Action
Trial Testing a Peer Tutoring Program
Multiple Intelligences in a Foreign Language Program
Advancing to an Inclusion Program
Summary
Activities
References
Basic Applications
Student Data, Demographics, and Enrollments
Student Data
Enrollment Projections at the District Level
Attendance Zones and Individual Schools
Taking a Census
Special Student Populations
Summary
Activities
References
School and the Community
Partnering with the Community: Broad-Based Surveys
Anatomy of a Survey
Who Will Participate in the Survey?
What Data Will Be Collected?
Data Analysis
Is the Sample Representative of the High School Population?
Do Students Have Access to the Internet?
The Committee's Next Steps
Summary
Activities
References
Financial Management and Budgeting
Basic Terminology
School District Budget
School Budget
The Canton Alternative School
Budget Emergency
Summary
Activities
References
Supporting Teaching and Learning
States, Cities, Districts, Schools, Classes, Teachers, Students
Improving Teaching and Learning
Jefferson Middle School
Developing a Plan
Information Overload: A Caution
Summary
Activities
References
Supporting Teachers and their Professional Development
Summative and Formative Evaluation
Collecting Personnel Data
Kingsland School District Case Study
Keeping Track of Professional Development
Summary
Activities
References
Technical Support
Review of Statistical Routines Used in this Book
Key Terms
Descriptive Statistical Procedures
Frequency Distributions
Contingency Tables (Crosstabulations)
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion
Measures of Relationship
Correlational Coefficient
Linear Regression
Caution
Introduction to Spreadsheet Software
Overview and Key Terms
Spreadsheet Structure
Data Types and Data Manipulation
Charts and Graphics
Introduction to the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS)
Overview
The Data Editor
Creating a Data Set
Defining Variables
Transforming Data Options
Data Analysis Procedures and the Output Viewer
Graphs and Charts
Database Management Terms and Sample Outline
Student Data Element Outline
Internet Resources for Data-Driven Decision Making
Glossary
Index

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