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 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 evidence should be used to ground practice. It is a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary, research-based, and practice-based resource that all educators can turn to as a guide to data-based decision making. The Handbook of Data-Based Decision Making in Education is a must read for researchers who are just beginning to explore the scientifically based nature of educational practice. It is also appropriate for policy makers and practitioners who are confronted with young people who need to be in classrooms where qbest practicesq are the norm and not the exception.Aldine used trailing data to write the action plan, and leading data to revise the action plan and to monitor progress toward goals. ... According to the superintendent, district benchmarks have been shared free of charge and have a traveled all over the state ... Achievement First was the only school system that required teachers to score the tests themselves and enter the data into a Microsoft Excel template.
|Title||:||Handbook of Data-Based Decision Making in Education|
|Author||:||Theodore Kowalski, Thomas J. Lasley|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2010-04-15|