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Finding the story behind the numbers : a tool-based guide for evaluating educational programs

Author: James Cox
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA : Corwin Press, a Sage publications Company, [2007] ©2007
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Learn to define a quality program, analyze what is and is not working, and avoid ""test score fatigue"" with a user-friendly, three-part framework for school improvement.
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Cox, James, 1938-
Finding the story behind the numbers.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006020220
(OCoLC)70158485
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Cox
ISBN: 9781483362304 1483362302 1412942438 9781412942430
OCLC Number: 915560928
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Author�s Note: Dilemma of a Consultant""; ""About the Author""; ""Chapter 1 --
The Four Pillars of Program Quality""; ""Concept 1: Using Test Results�A Four-Step Process""; ""Step 1: Establishing the Environment""; ""Step 2: Working with the Data""; ""Step 3: Establishing Cause""; ""Step 4: Developing the Improvement Plan""; ""Concept 2: Why Test Scores Result the Way They Do""; ""Six Reasons""; ""A Very Important Point""; ""Concept 3: What Data are Important and What Data are Useful?""; ""Importance versus Utility"" ""Concept 4: The Relationship between the Quality of our Work and the Quality of Student Achievement""""Two Types of Data: Outcome and Process""; ""The Relationship between Process and Outcome Information""; ""Summary""; ""The Book: From This Point on""; ""Chapter 2 --
Defining the Quality of an Educational Program""; ""The Three Faces of Quality""; ""Assessing the Three Faces of Quality""; ""The First Face of Quality: Effective Teachers""; ""Tool 1: Analysis of My Teaching Characteristics""; ""The Second Face of Quality: Program Elements�Analyzing our MAP"" ""Tool 2: Analysis of our MAP�The Support/Deterrent Approach""""Tool 3: Analysis of our MAP�The Rubric""; ""The Third Face of Quality: Leadership and the Creation of a Healthy Environment""; ""Tool 4: The Nine-Factor Profile""; ""An Essential Element of All Three Faces: Effective Collaboration""; ""Tool 5: A Collaboration Rubric""; ""Summary""; ""Chapter 3 --
Planning and Professional Development""; ""Planning and Capacity Building""; ""Planning""; ""Ensuring High-Quality Planning Meetings""; ""Introduction to Tool 6: Checklist for Effective Planning"" ""Connecting Planning to Program Quality""""Tool 7: Essential Agreements""; ""Tool 8: The Implementation Guide""; ""Tool 9: The Quality and Doability of the Plan""; ""Capacity Building""; ""Tool 10: Capacity-Building Evaluation Form""; ""Summary""; ""Chapter 4 --
Setting Your Improvement Plan in Motion""; ""Step 1: Assess Your Beliefs""; ""Step 2: Review the 10 Tools""; ""Quality Teaching""; ""Quality Program""; ""Quality Leadership""; ""Quality Planning""; ""Quality Capacity Building""; ""Step 3: Determine How You Will Use the Tools""; ""Thanks for Coming Along"" ""Resource A: Reproducible Tools""""Resource B: Sources of Characteristics of Effective Teachers""; ""References""; ""Index""
Responsibility: James Cox.
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