"Goldring and Berends provide practical and strategic counsel on what data should be collected, how data can be productively analyzed, and who should be involved. Their book positions this advice deftly in research on leadership and organizational change. As school leaders confront the challenges of meeting the needs of all students through continuous school improvement, they will find this book an essential resource."
"Dives headfirst into the murky waters of data and provides the site administrator with a clear, succinct view and practical ideas to obtain the real positive change in student outcomes desired by all.”
"Truly a magnificent piece of work! The discussion questions are ideal for study groups and team meetings. This is the new administrator’s bible. Keep it by your bedside, especially when the scores come in."
"The book covers a complex process, connects it to the requirements of NCLB, and defines many aspects of data analysis so that a lay person can understand it."
Excellent book. I gave it to an adjunct that was teaching School Improvement and they loved it. They are using it in our program
A very useful text on using data to raise the level of student achievement.