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Using Data to Improve Learning for All

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
This resource helps school leaders combine a powerful collaborative inquiry process, reflective dialogue, and rigorous use of data to improve outcomes for all students. The author provides detailed examples of schools that have demonstrated dramatic gains by building collaborative cultures, nurturing ongoing inquiry, and using data systematically. The book demonstrates how to:

Implement a collaborative inquiry process that meets accountability mandates

Build and supporting a high-performing data culture

Establish a school climate characterized by collective responsibility for student learning and a respect for students cultures

About the Editor
About the Contributors
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

"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

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ISBN: 9781412960854