From Questions To Actions

Author: Victoria Bernhardt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317923219
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How do the best administrators find out how to improve their schools? They actively engage the people who work and study there. In From Questions to Actions: Using Questionnaire Data for Continuous School Improvement, data experts Victoria L. Bernhardt and Bradley J. Geise explain how to collect and analyze data with an eye toward positive change. In addition to gaining an overview of the questionnaire process, you'll learn to: - Start with Your Survey's Purpose - Create Questionnaires That Get Valuable Answers - Properly Analyze Data - Share Results in a Dynamic Way - Use meaningful data to understand the needs of teachers and students, then implement targeted improvement plans. Let Bernhardt and Geise lead the way!

Data Analysis For Continuous School Improvement

Author: Victoria L. Bernhardt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351587854
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This book is a call to action. It is about inspiring schools and school districts to commit to continuous school improvement by providing a framework that will result in improving teaching for every teacher and learning for every student through the comprehensive use of data. A culmination of over 30 years of doing the hard work in schools and districts both nationally and internationally, Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement shares new, evidence-based learnings about how to analyze, report, communicate, and use multiple measures of data. The updated edition provides a wealth of tools, protocols, timelines, examples, and strategies that will help schools and districts become genuine learning organizations. Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement provides a new definition of school improvement, away from a singular focus on compliance, toward a true commitment to excellence.

The School Portfolio

Author: Victoria L. Bernhardt
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 9781883001643
Size: 75.32 MB
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Contains a comprehensive portfolio for developing criteria for assessing school improvement including leadership, student achievement, quality planning, and demographic analysis.

Using Data To Support Learning In Schools

Author: Gabrielle Matters
Publisher: Australian Council for Educational Research
ISBN: 9780864316929
Size: 39.78 MB
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Examines the issues raised by the ACER Research Conference 2005. Analyses conference papers, distils essence of conference 'conversations' and contextualises them in the light of Australian and international literature.

Innovation Up Close How School Improvement Works

Author: A. Michael Huberman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306416934
Size: 68.98 MB
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School improvement, like motherhood, has many advocates. Everyone is for it, without having to campaign actively on its behalf. And just as the 100% of people who have had mothers think they know how mothering could be done better, so the (nearly) 100% of people who have been pupils in schools, or have even taught in or managed them, think they know how schools can be im proved. More precisely, they are sure that schools ought to be improved. The trouble is that they propose a staggering, conflicting range of methods of improving the schools, from ;'back to the woodshed" to teacher merit pay, a stiffer curriculum, a stronger tax base, reorganization, a more humane climate, "teacher-proof" innovations, community involvement-the list is nearly end less. Furthermore, the issues are not merely technical, but normative and po litical. The term improvement is itself problematic. One person's version of improvement is another's version of wastefulness or even of worsening the schools. Furthermore, the versions that win out in any particular school are not Improvement sometimes turns out to be merely a necessarily technically "best. " code word for the directives that administrators have successfully put into place, or for the agreements that teachers have lobbied into being. How much do we really know about school improvement? The available research literature is quite substantial, but not as helpful as it might be.

The School Portfolio Toolkit

Author: Victoria L. Bernhardt
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 9781930556218
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The School Portfolio Toolkit is a book and compact disc (CD) that includes over 300 tools, strategies, templates, and examples for use in building school portfolios and for planning, implementing, and evaluating continuous school improvement. The Toolkit was written to support school personnel with the mechanics of putting together a school portfolio, as well as to offer processes and strategies to move whole school staffs into and through continuous improvement. The tools in the Toolkit will help staffs create, implement, and maintain school portfolios and begin the journey of continuous improvement. Each chapter deals with one topic related to the school portfolio and comprehensive school improvement, with related documents and tools on the CD. The School Portfolio Toolkit book and CD provides templates, tools, examples, and strategies that will help you: - analyze your school's data - create a vision that is truly shared by the school staff - build a continuous school improvement plan to implement the school vision - formulate a leadership structure to implement the vision - involve parents, community, and business in implementing the vision - embed up to forty different powerful professional development designs into your school plan - evaluate your continuous school improvement work - create a School Portfolio that will organize and serve as a framework for the continuation of this work

Using Data To Improve Student Learning In School Districts

Author: Victoria Bernhardt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317922840
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This book helps you make sense of the data your school district collects, including state student achievement results as well as other qualitative and quantitative data. Easy-to-use templates, tools, and examples are available on the accompanying CD-ROM.

Data Data Everywhere

Author: Victoria Bernhardt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317930770
Size: 73.94 MB
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This book is an easy-to-read primer that describes what it takes to increase student achievement at every grade level, subject area, and student group. Readers will learn how to use data to drive their continuous improvement process as they develop an appreciation of the various types of data, uses for data, and how data are involved with the school improvement process.

The Turnaround Toolkit

Author: Lynn Winters
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412975018
Size: 45.72 MB
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Lynn Winters′s and Joan Herman′s The Turnaround Toolkit is written for school leaders who are focused on transforming instruction, and who may be working under significant time constraints to reverse declining student achievement or public perceptions of school failure. Based on the evidence that simply implementing "continuous improvement" is not enough to close the achievement gap, The Turnaround Toolkit provides a nine-step formative evaluation programme designed to achieve an immediate and consistent focus on improving instruction in order to bolster student achievement. In a straightforward and accessible fashion, Herman and Winters explain three overarching "Turnaround Tasks" that frame these steps and the necessary--and sometimes drastic--actions that must be taken by school leaders as they use data to strategically choose, implement, monitor, and revise school interventions. A dedicated, online "toolkit" offers numerous worksheets and templates that support each stage of the process and help school leaders scaffold the work of educators to put an aggressive turnaround plan into action while a leadership guide at the end of the book provides guidance to turnaround teams and facilitators.