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Using Data to Improve Learning for All
A Collaborative Inquiry Approach

  • Nancy Love - Director of Program Development, Research for Better Teaching


November 2008 | 192 pages | Corwin

Published in Association with National Staff Development Council

Published in Association with National Association of Elementary School Principals

Published in Association with Research for Better Teaching, Inc.

Published in Association with TERC

"This book will take you along paths forged by data trailblazers toward deeper understandings of the needs of students. The lessons learned will help you blaze your own trail."
—Page Keeley, President
National Science Teachers Association

Collaborative inquiry + effective use of data = significant leaps in learning and achievement!

Closing the achievement gap, reducing the failure rate of underserved students, and meeting accountability requirements are primary goals for educational leaders. This valuable handbook arms leaders with the tools to use data to work for students' benefit, with an emphasis on promoting equity within a culturally proficient school environment.

Presenting a conceptual framework and practical methods, this resource combines a powerful collaborative inquiry process, reflective dialogue, and rigorous use of data to improve outcomes for all students. The book includes detailed examples of schools that have demonstrated dramatic gains by building collaborative cultures, nurturing ongoing inquiry, and using data systematically. The editor and chapter contributors show school and district leaders how to:

  • Implement collaborative inquiry to meet accountability mandates
  • Build and support a high-performing data culture
  • Establish a school climate characterized by collective responsibility for student learning and a respect for students' cultures

The user-friendly overview and step-by-step guidelines help educators develop and refine the skills, knowledge, and dispositions needed to use data effectively and significantly improve teaching and learning.


 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Editor
 
About the Contributors
 
Introduction
 
Part 1. Collaborative Inquiry
Nancy Love
1. Building a High-Performing Data Culture
Nancy Love
2. Getting Organized for Collaborative Inquiry
Nancy Love
3. The Using Data Process: A Model for Collaborative Inquiry
Brenda Campbell-Jones, Franklin Campbell-Jones, Nancy Love
4. Bringing Cultural Proficiency to Collaborative Inquiry
 
Part 2. Stories From the Field
Nancy Love, David Timbs
5. A District Uses Data to Improve Results: Johnson County, Tennessee
Lori Fulton, Thelma Davis, Janet Dukes, Greg Gusmerotti, Joan Lombard
6. A Data Team Problem Solves About Problem Solving: Clark County, Nevada
Nancy Love
Final Thoughts
 
References
 
Index

"This book will take you along paths forged by data trailblazers toward deeper understandings of the needs of students. The lessons learned will help you blaze your own trail."

Page Keeley, President
National Science Teachers Association

"This book shows that educators who use data to engage in collaborative inquiry and take necessary action can make all the difference. If you want to increase commitment to and build a shared vision for equity and learning in your school, make the collaborative inquiry approach one of your essential tools."

Susan Mundry, Deputy Director, Learning Innovations
WestEd
Key features
  • Provides powerful evidence of the value of collaborative cultures, the rigorous use of data, and reflective dialogue in closing achievement gaps and improving results for all students
  • Includes a user-friendly overview and step-by-step guidance for planning and implementing the Using Data Process of collaborative inquiry
  • Provides educators with the skills, knowledge, and dispositions to put school data to work for improving teaching and learning
  • Chapters 5 and 6 provide detailed case examples of school cultures where collaborative inquiry is thriving and driving dramatic improvement
  • Includes a rationale, conceptual framework, and practical tools for bringing a culturally proficient perspective to collaborative inquiry and use of data

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Chapter 1: Building a High-Performing Data Culture


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