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Putting FACES on the Data
What Great Leaders Do!

First Edition


February 2012 | 280 pages | Corwin
This book will show how to personalize that data or put a face on it so that users can implement specific actions for specific students. It will make data more powerful and strategic for real use by keeping it personal. Educational change can be conceptualized as a three-legged stool with Standards-Assessment-Instruction representing the legs. Instruction is the leg that gets too little attention and will be emphasized in this book. This leg of the stool fits closely with 21st century Skills ideas such as Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Decision-Making.

 
List of Figures and Tables
 
Foreword by Sir Michael Barber
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. From Information Glut to Well-Known FACES
 
2. The Power of Putting FACES on the Data
 
3. Making It Work in Practice -- Assessment
 
4. Making It Work in Practice -- Instruction
 
5. Leadership -- Individualizing for Improvement
 
6. Ownership -- Of All the FACES
 
Epilogue
 
Glossary of Terms
 
Appendix A. Matrix of Scaffolded Learning Using the Gradual-Release-of-Responsibility Model
 
Appendix B. Data Collection Placemat for Research
 
Appendix C. Case Management Template
 
Appendix D.The Teaching-Learning Cycle
 
Appendix E. Weekly Literacy Block Planner
 
Appendix F. Task-Oriented Question Construction Wheel Based on Bloom's Taxonomy
 
Appendix G. Cross-Curricular Literacy Indicators of Success
 
Appendix H. Guiding Questions for Collaborative Team Book Study
 
References
 
Index

"Too often the debate about education sets up a false dichotomy between rigorous use of data on the one hand and teachers' professionalism on the other. This book demonstrates triumphantly that when the two go together, students benefit."

Sir Michael Barber
Chief Education Advisor at Pearson and Author of Deliverology 101: A Field Guide for Educational Leaders

"This is a very good book and the Canadian educationalists should be congratulated on producing a high quality piece of work. In general terms it is well laid out and well-presented, making it easy for the reader to access."

Brent Davies, Professor
University of Hull and the University of Melbourne

"This book is recommened as a professional development tool for anyone interested in using data to improve school achievement. It would be particularly useful as a study guide for teachers and schools focused on learning how to use data effectively to support their work with children in their own classrooms."

Melanie Tait
Education Today

"The book sets out to integrate two aspects of school improvement that most think are mutually exclusive: data to improve schools and systems and data to improve the individual child's learning experience. It is a remarkable book as it achieves this challenging task. A great read."

Brent Davies, Professor Emeritus the University of Hull
Professorial Fellow University of Melbourne
Key features
  • Includes examples from the authors' current work as well as new situations that are being developed
  • Includes numerous cases from the U.S and Canada
  • The book will set the context for how this data work fits into a larger district/state picture
  • Book is based on 3 research questions given to a pool of over 500 educators- why put FACES on data; how do we do so; and what leadership qualities would be necessary to lead a system that did this well?

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: From Information Glut to Well-Known FACES


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