Titel: The Data Guidebook for Teachers and Leaders: Tools for Continuous Improvement
Autor/en: Eileen M. Depka
CORWIN PR INC
Februar 2006 - kartoniert - 94 Seiten
Collect multiple forms of data and connect data to improved student achievement! Are you looking for new ways to use data in the decision-making process? Are you seeking tools that provide better flow-through from data to improved student achievement? Have you ever considered including students in the data-to-improvement cycle? Schools recognize that data is an essential decision-making tool, but it requires teamwork and reflection to reap the maximum benefits. This guidebookáoffers practical collection and analysis methods and templates as well as tips for building trust and working together.áThe Data Guidebook for Teachers and Leaders accentuates the importance of data collection of multiple types, not just from standardized tests, and analysis within any educational setting. In addition to addressing the practical aspects of data usage, the author presents innovative ideas forIntroducing students to the data analysis cycle Helping students learn how data impacts student achievement Sharing day-to-day data within departments and schools to improve weekly test scores Making data and results accessible to all team members Data becomes a dynamic tool for change when you learn how to incorporate it into your continuous improvement process.
List of Figures
About the Author
1. Data-Based Decision Making and the Improvement Process
What Do the Experts Say?
The Improvement Cycle
2. Data Collection
What Should Be Collected?
Creating a Balance
Tools: The Three "T's"
3. Delving Into the Data
Getting a Closer Look at Data
Defining a Purpose
Creating an Atmosphere of Acceptance
Planning and Implementing the Data Delve
4. Standardized and State Test Data
Comparing Response Types
Promoting Analysis and Discussion
5. Using District Assessments
Collecting the Data
Why Collect and Share?
6. Rubrics: Data Use and Organization
Gaining a Common Understanding: Holistic and Analytical Rubrics
Gathering Individual Student Data From Rubrics
Communicating With Students
Evaluating Group Data From Rubrics
7. Classroom Assessment Data
The Purpose of Collection
Grade Book Highlighting
A Systematic View of Classroom Analysis
8. Students and Data
Charts and Graphs
9. Experiencing Success
Make Data a Habit
Promote the Cycle
Create an Expectation
Eileen Depka is a veteran educator and currently works as the supervisor of standards and assessment for the Waukesha School District in Wisconsin. While focusing on assessment, she works with teachers and administrators to organize and use data as part of the decisionmaking and goal-setting processes in an effort to increase student achievement. With the No Child Left Behind legislation as a constant focus, she helps administrators and teachers share data and implement practices to meet improvement goals. A regular presenter at both local and national conferences, she is the author of Designing Rubrics for Mathematics, the Applying Mathematical Concepts manual, and the Data Guidebook for Teachers and Leaders, as well as articles on mathematics, assessment, and data analysis. Eileen has served as a content advisor for educational videos, a writer of online courses, and an instructor of graduate-level courses in education. Driving all of her work is her passionate belief that all students can achieve high levels of proficiency and her dedication to educators in their quest to help all students experience academic success.
"Offers a straightforward approach that requires very little statistical experience on the part of the reader. Will be invaluable for educators who are looking for a resource as they 'delve into their own data.'"