"Provides insight, evidence, humor, and most importantly, practical tools every educator and school leader can use. With the wisdom earned through decades of work in schools of every conceivable description, Cox guides us through belief systems, data analysis, and the impact of demographic characteristics, teaching practices, and leadership decisions on student achievement."
"A wonderful tool for every person associated with student learning! There is no educational jargon to weed through. The author meshes the real world with the ideal world and provides a concrete guide for principals to work with their faculty, not just 'at' them!"
"Provides principals and teacher leaders with tools to assist them in drilling deeper than summative test scores. The numerous checklists and surveys are extremely beneficial and can be put to use immediately."
"From defining and analyzing the qualities of a program to honing in on what objectives are not being reached and why, Finding the Story Behind the Numbers is not limited to one type of instructional routine but is applicable to all, making for a very flexible, solid analysis reference."
"Cox does a lot of work helping school districts analyze large sets of data to identify central strengths and weaknesses within programs. This book is a must-read to acquaint yourself with the popular MAP planning process."