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Handbook of data-based decision making in education

Author: Theodore J Kowalski; Thomas J Lasley
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2009.
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"Education has fought long and hard to gain acceptance as a profession and, since professionals by definition use data to shape the decisions they make, education has little choice but to continue moving in this direction. This 3-part, 28-chapter handbook represents a major contribution to the literature of education. It is a unique compendium of the most original work currently available on how, when, and why  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore J Kowalski; Thomas J Lasley
ISBN: 9780415965033 0415965039 9780415965040 0415965047
OCLC Number: 176946441
Description: xv, 494 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Introduction: Contextualizing evidence-based decision making --
Evidence and decision making in professions / Theodore J. Kowalski --
Ethics based decision making by educational leaders / Paul T. Begley --
Legal dimensions of using employee and student data to make decisions / R. Lance Potter and Jacqueline A. Stefkovich --
The role of private firms in data-based decision making / Patricia Burch and Tracy Hayes --
The No Child Left Behind Act: making decisions without data or other reality checks / Timothy R. Konold and James M. Kauffman --
Preparing educators to effectively use student data systems / Jeffrey C. Wayman and Vincent Cho --
Accessing and analyzing national databases / Terrell Lamont Strayhorn --
Developing and nurturing resources for effective data-driven decision making / Anthony G. Picciano --
Preparing educators to use curriculum-based measurement / Robin S. Codding and James E. Connell, Jr. --
Principal leadership, data, and school improvement / Michael A. Copland, Michael S. Knapp, and Juli A. Swinnerton --
Building data-driven district systems: examples from three award-winning urban systems / Heather Zavadsky --
School system strategies for supporting data use / Amanda Datnow and Vicki Park --
Research on teachers using data to make decisions / James Raths, Stephanie A. Kotch, and Christine Carrino Gorowara --
Research and evaluation on data-based decisions in education / Gregory J. Marchant and Sharon E. Paulson --
Using data to make critical choices / Thomas J. Lasley II --
Formative versus summative assessments as measures of student learning / Robert J. Marzano --
Using evidence to support administrative decisions / Jane Hemsley-Brown --
Swimming in the depths: educators' ongoing effective use of data to guide decision making / Leanne R. Bettesworth, Julie Alonzo, and Luke Duesbery --
Creative decision-making strategies through technology-based curriculum tools / John Castellani and Deborah Carran --
Aggregating and analyzing classroom achievement data supplemental to external tests / John M. Berger, Brian Perry, and Meghann Eagle --
Collaborative inquiry and data-based decision making / Douglas Huffman and Kelli Thomas --
Evidential reasoning and decision support in assessment of teacher practice / Arthur M. Recesso and Sally J. Zepeda --
Data: the DNA of politically based decision making in education / Bruce S. Cooper, John Sureau, and Stephen Coffin --
Using data to assess school culture / Theodore J. Kowalski and Tricia Browne-Ferrigno --
Data-based teacher selection: viewed from a planning, recruitment, and selection perspective / I. Phillip Young --
Issues of recruitment and selection from a data-based perspective: implications for educational leadership programs / I. Phillip Young and Carol A. Mullen --
When data are insufficient to make group decisions: a case study in community college administration / Diane M. Dunlap and Renae E. Weber --
How NCLB has affected the practice of school district superintendents / George J. Petersen and Larry L. Dlugosh.
Responsibility: edited by Theodore J. Kowalski and Thomas J. Lasley II.
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A comprehensive, cross-disciplinary, research-based, and practice-based resource that various educators can turn to as a guide to data-based decision making.  Read more...

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