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Using Data to Improve Learning for All A Collaborative Inquiry Approach by Nancy B. Love

Using Data to Improve Learning for All A Collaborative Inquiry Approach


Using Data to Improve Learning for All A Collaborative Inquiry Approach by Nancy B. Love

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


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 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

About the Author

Nancy Love is Director of Program Development at Research for Better Teaching in Acton, Massachusetts, where she leads this education-consulting group's research and development. She is the former Director of the Using Data Project, a collaboration between TERC and WestEd, where she led the development of a comprehensive professional development program to improve teaching and learning through effective and collaborative use of school data. This program has produced significant gains in student achievement as well as increased collaboration and data use in schools across the country. Love has authored several books and articles on data use, including A Data Coach's Guide to Improving Learning for All Students: Unleashing the Power of Collaborative Inquiry (2008, Corwin Press) and Using Data to Improve the Learning for All: A Collaborative Inquiry Approach (2009, Corwin). She is also well known for her work in professional development both as a presenter and author of articles and books, including Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics (Second Edition) with Susan Loucks-Horsley, Kathy Stiles, Susan Mundry, and Peter Hewson (2003, Corwin Press). In 2006, she was awarded the prestigious Susan Loucks-Horsley Award from the National Staff Development Council in recognition of her significant national contribution to the field of staff development and to the efficacy of others.

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Publication date

18th November 2008


Nancy B. Love

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SAGE Publications Inc


192 pages


Organization & management of education



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