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Data-Driven Leadership
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School leaders must know how to analyze, interpret, and use data so that they can make informed decisions in all areas of education, ranging from professional development to student learning. This book offers strategies and tools to help launch or fine-tune efforts to become a performance-driven school. Based on the authors extensive work with 12 schools, the book includes an examination of such essential topics as: establishing a data culture, investing in an information management system, selecting the right data, and analyzing and acting on data to improve performance.
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The Authors ix Acknowledgments x Chapter 1 The Promise and Pitfalls of Data-Driven Decision Making 1 Chapter 2 The Four Ps of Educational Reform: People, Policies, Practices, and Patterns 25 Chapter 3 Reculturing for Data Use 45 Chapter 4 Goals, Routines, and Tools for Data Use 67 Chapter 5 Using Data for Instructional Improvement 95 Chapter 6 Facing the Future with Data-Informed Leadership 117 Appendix Characteristics of Case Study Schools and Districts 129 Notes 131 Index 145

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AMANDA DATNOW is a professor in the Department of Education Studies at the University of California, San Diego. VICKI PARK is assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at San Jos State University.

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