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Data Wise: A Step-By-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning (Paperback)
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Data Wise: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning presents a clear and carefully tested blueprint for school leaders. It shows how examining test scores and other classroom data can become a catalyst for important schoolwide conversations that will enhance schools' abilities to capture teachers' knowledge, foster collaboration, identify obstacles to change, and enhance school culture and climate.
This revised and expanded edition captures the learning that has emerged in integrating the Data Wise process into school practice and brings the book up-to-date with recent developments in education and technology including:
- The shift to the Common Core State Standards.
- New material on the "ACE Habits of Mind" practices that prioritize Action, Collaboration, and Evidence as part of transforming school culture.
- A new chapter on "How We Improve," based on experiences implementing Data Wise and to address two common questions: "Where do I start?" and "How long will it take?"
About the Author
Kathryn Parker Boudett teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Elizabeth A. City teaches aspiring principals at Boston's School Leadership Institute and is currently a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Richard J. Murnane, an economist, is the Thompson Professor of Education and Society at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.