Driven by Data

Driven by Data : A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction

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Driven by Data offers valuable tips and general guidelines about data-based methods and the difficulties surrounding the implementation of data-driven instruction. Through a CD-ROM, this guidebook provides all the tools needed to launch data-driven instruction effectively, such as an implementation rubric, meeting agendas, calendars, assessment templates, and more. Written by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, who has worked with over 1,000 schools across the nation, the book clearly shows how to maneuver through assessments and statistics. Bambrick-Santoyo offers vital tips, such as: how to create a data culture, how to run a successful data analysis meeting, how to write quality assessments, and how to deal with resistance from your teachers. The book also includes twenty case studies of high-performing schools. School leaders will find this resource useful for achieving remarkable results and immense gains, regardless of the school's background, leader, or demographic. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook more

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  • CD-ROM | 336 pages
  • 185.42 x 248.92 x 25.4mm | 453.59g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Jossey Bass Wiley
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0470548746
  • 9780470548745
  • 216,634

About Paul Bambrick-Santoyo

Paul Bambrick-Santoyo is managing director of Uncommon Schools, leading six schools in the North Star Academy network that have achieved some of the highest results in the country. He has trained over 2,000 school leaders nationwide and is the Data-Driven Instruction faculty member for New Leaders for New Schools, the leading national urban school leadership training more

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Praise for Driven by Data "This gem is one of the most important books to come out on American education in years. Paul Bambrick-Santoyo speaks with great credibility, given the tremendous results of low-income students under his leadership. Three cheers to a front-line educator for kicking off a new genre of non-fiction writing in education: a practical guide for dramatic school improvement that proves that children from every background can achieve at high levels when we as adults get our part right." --Jon Schnur, co-founder and chief executive officer, New Leaders for New Schools, and senior advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan "This book superbly describes the change process that leaders can go through with their faculty in order to make data-driven instruction a reality in their schools. You'll also find the rationale and all of the structures for data analysis, scripts of how to analyze student thinking and come up with appropriate re-teaching strategies for weak areas, and precise guidance on how to run effective data meetings. This is the whole package." --Jon Saphier, founder and president, Research for Better Teaching, and chairman emeritus of Teachers 21 "Paul Bambrick-Santoyo's book is a triple threat to the achievement gap: not only has he presided over dramatic achievement gains at the schools he leads in Newark, New Jersey, but he has helped scores of other schools make similar gains in New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Oakland, and elsewhere around the country. He has distilled the lessons learned into a brilliant, tightly organized, and highly practical book. Bravo to Paul for an amazing contribution to the field!" --Kim Marshall, leadership consultant and veteran school principal, author of The Marshall Memo and of Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation: How to Work Smart, Build Collaboration, and Close the Achievement Gapshow more

Table of contents

Contents of the CD-ROM vii About the Author ix Acknowledgments xi Foreword xiii Preface xix Introduction: What Is This All About? xxi Data-Driven Success Stories Fort Worthingon Elementary School (Baltimore, Maryland) xxviii Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School (Brooklyn, New York) xxxv PART ONE The Framework 1 1 Assessment: Where s the Bar for Learning? 3 Data-Driven Success Stories Morrell Park Elementary/Middle School (Baltimore, Maryland) 4 Achievement First Bushwick Charter School (Brooklyn, New York) 14 North Star Academy Elementary School (Newark, New Jersey) 24 South Bronx Classical School (Bronx, New York) 30 2 Analysis: Diving Deep What Happened and Why? 37 Data-Driven Success Stories North Star Academy Downtown Middle School (Newark, New Jersey) 39 Greater Newark Charter School (Newark, New Jersey) 51 Explore Charter School (Brooklyn, New York) 58 3 Action: Changing Teaching to Enhance Learning 69 Data-Driven Success Stories Thurgood Marshall Academy Charter High School (Washington, D.C.) 70 Capitol Heights Elementary School (Sacramento, California) 76 Monarch Academy (Oakland, California) 86 Dodge Academy (Chicago, Illinois) 94 True North Rochester Prep (Rochester, New York) 101 4 Culture: Creating Conditions for Success 105 Data-Driven Success Stories Chicago International Charter School (Chicago, Illinois) 108 Samuel J. Green Middle School (New Orleans, Louisiana) 116 Lanier and Riverview Middle Schools (Memphis, Tennessee) 122 5 Overcoming Obstacles: Frequently Asked Questions 127 Data-Driven Success Stories Kingsbury Middle School (Memphis, Tennessee) 130 E.L. Haynes Public Charter School (Washington, D.C.) 138 PART TWO Leading Professional Development on Data-Driven Instruction 145 6 Leading Professional Development: How Do You Make It Stick? 147 Data-Driven Success Story Holabird Academy (Baltimore, Maryland) 173 7 Framework: Professional Development Agendas and Activities 175 8 Assessment: Professional Development Agendas and Activities 185 9 Analysis: Professional Development Agendas and Activities 193 10 Action: Professional Development Agendas and Activities 213 11 Culture: Professional Development Agendas and Activities 225 12 Agenda for LeadershipWorkshop: Putting All the Pieces Together in a Comprehensive Workshop 235 Appendix: Highlights from the CD-ROM 241 Notes 281 Bibliography 285 Index 289 How to Use the CD-ROM 297show more

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