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The Data Guidebook for Teachers and Leaders Tools for Continuous Improvement by Eileen M. Depka

The Data Guidebook for Teachers and Leaders Tools for Continuous Improvement


The Data Guidebook for Teachers and Leaders Tools for Continuous Improvement by Eileen M. Depka

Collect multiple forms of data and connect data to improved student achievement! Are you looking for new ways to use data in the decision-making process? Are you seeking tools that provide better flow-through from data to improved student achievement? Have you ever considered including students in the data-to-improvement cycle? Schools recognize that data is an essential decision-making tool, but it requires teamwork and reflection to reap the maximum benefits. This guidebookaoffers practical collection and analysis methods and templates as well as tips for building trust and working together.aThe Data Guidebook for Teachers and Leaders accentuates the importance of data collection of multiple types, not just from standardized tests, and analysis within any educational setting. In addition to addressing the practical aspects of data usage, the author presents innovative ideas forIntroducing students to the data analysis cycle Helping students learn how data impacts student achievement Sharing day-to-day data within departments and schools to improve weekly test scores Making data and results accessible to all team members Data becomes a dynamic tool for change when you learn how to incorporate it into your continuous improvement process.


Offers a straightforward approach that requires very little statistical experience on the part of the reader. Will be invaluable for educators who are looking for a resource as they 'delve into their own data.
Principal Navigator, September 2006 Portraying data review as collegial conversation in school teams, Depka provides discussion starters, reflective worksheets, follow

-up plans and graphics to guide the team's dialogue. -- Ronald S. Thomas, Associate Director This book is full of examples and tools to enhance the use of data within classrooms, schools, and school districts, and can be used by individuals and groups who work within an educational setting, and would like to know more about data and its connection to continuous school improvement. -- From the Preface At last, a book on data that both teachers and administrators can use to improve student achievement. Her text and user-friendly forms guide veterans and novices through a process that makes data an integral part of teaching and learning. -- Kay Burke

About the Author

Eileen Depka is a veteran educator and currently works as the supervisor of standards and assessment for the Waukesha School District in Wisconsin. While focusing on assessment, she works with teachers and administrators to organize and use data as part of the decisionmaking and goal-setting processes in an effort to increase student achievement. With the No Child Left Behind legislation as a constant focus, she helps administrators and teachers share data and implement practices to meet improvement goals. A regular presenter at both local and national conferences, she is the author of Designing Rubrics for Mathematics, the Applying Mathematical Concepts manual, and the Data Guidebook for Teachers and Leaders, as well as articles on mathematics, assessment, and data analysis. Eileen has served as a content advisor for educational videos, a writer of online courses, and an instructor of graduate-level courses in education. Driving all of her work is her passionate belief that all students can achieve high levels of proficiency and her dedication to educators in their quest to help all students experience academic success.

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Publication date

13th February 2006


Eileen M. Depka

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SAGE Publications Inc


112 pages


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