Data Strategies to Uncover and Eliminate Hidden Inequities The Wallpaper Effect

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List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 8/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Ruth S. Johnson is a professor emeritus at California State University, Los Angeles. She has served in a variety of educational settings in New Jersey and California. Ruth received her Ed.D. in 1985 from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Her dissertation was titled An Exploratory Study of Academic Labeling, Student Achievement and Student Ethnographic Characteristics. At the K�12 level, she served as a classroom teacher, an instructional consultant, a director of elementary education, an analyst, an assistant superintendent of schools in the areas of curriculum and business, and as a superintendent of schools. She initiated efforts that resulted in raising academic standards and student achievement in low performing school districts. She served as an education consultant for the New Jersey Department of Education and as a director for two non-profit organizations in California which focused on raising student achievement in underserved student populations. Her major scholarly interests and publications focus on processes related to changing the academic culture of urban schools, with an emphasis on access and equity. In addition to her four published books, she has written numerous book chapters, articles, editorials, research reports, and manuscript reviews. As a recognized speaker, she has presented nationally to scholarly and professional audiences and serves as a consultant to schools and districts.

Robin Avelar La Salle grew up in Echo Park, near downtown Los Angeles. Avelar La Salle holds a Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University with emphasis on Language, Literacy and Culture. She taught elementary, middle, high school and university students in Southern and Northern California. Avelar La Salle spent years as the Administrator for Curriculum, Staff Development and Assessment at a school district outside of Los Angeles. She has held numerous positions in research and consulting focused on advancing academic success for historically underperforming students. Currently, Avelar La Salle is co-founder and Chief Program Officer for PRINCIPAL�s Exchange, a California State-approved external evaluation firm dedicated to improving schools and districts serving high-poverty, high-minority communities.

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
The Need for the Other Data
The Wallpaper Effect: Uncovering Inequties Using the Other Data
Scenario: Student Court Case Testimony
Overview
Key Roles for Data: Traditional and Other Data
The Data Context: Unfulfilled Promises
The Wallpaper Effect: Making the Invisible Visible
Conclusion
Peeling the Wallpaper: Uncovering Inequities
Scenario: Martin Luther King Jr. High School
Overview
Organizing for Meaningful Inquiry
The Achievement Gap
Peeling off Layers of Data
Application of the Levels of Analysis
Peeling the Data at Cortez Intermediate School
Data-Bite Exercises
Conclusion
Peeling the Wallpaper off Everyday Inequities
The Journey Through School: Starting With the End in Mind
Scenario: Kyle
Overview
Graduating and Dropping Out: The Status of the K?12 Pipeline
Calculation Confusion: What Is the Real Graduation and Dropout Picture?
Examining the Bottleneck
Stemming the Leakages
Gathering Data
College Readiness
College Attendance and Family Income
Conclusion
Special Education and Gifted and Talented
Scenario: Precious Cantor
Overview
Students Receiving Special Education Services: The Broad Context
Windows Into Belief Systems: The Inevitability Assumption and the Normalization of Failure
Changing Expectations and Behaviors, Changing Outcomes
Time in General Education
Disproportionate Representation
Peeling Back to Examine Other Data
A Discussion About Culture
Service Not Labels
Students Receiving Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Services
Conclusion
English Learners
Overview
Challenging Conventional Wisdom about Programs for EL Students
A Case on Transforming the Status Quo
Profile of BAUSD EL Students
Peeling Off the Layers
Data as an Instigator of Equity-Minded Action
Conclusion
Nonacademic Indicators Associated With Achievement Outcomes
Scenario: Titan Middle School
Overview
Rethinking Time
Discipline: Exclusion and Loss of Learning Time
Attendance
Extracurricular Participation
Facilities and Program Quality
Student Voice and Social Networks
Conclusion
Systemic Inequties: Structures, Policies, and Practices
Scenario: Award Winning School District
Overview
Common Roots of Systemic Challenges to Equity and Achievement
Conclusion
Changing Our Current Normal
Increasing Equity Muscle
Overview
The Context: The Need to Increase Equity Muscle
Reframing and Challenging What Appears "Normal" and Natural
The Need for Dialogue
Organizing to Use the Other Data
The Need For Culturally Responsive Systems
The Need for Leadership
The Need for Student Advocacy
Who Is Missing From the Table?
Conclusion
Overview of Other Data
Sample Data-Bite Resonses (Chapter 2)
Summary of Main Points Gathered Through Interviews (Chapter 7)
Annotated Resources
References
Index

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