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Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement,9781930556744

Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement

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2nd
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9781930556744

ISBN10:
1930556748
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Eye on Education
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Summary

With clear and concrete examples from elementary and high schools, this book helps you effectively gather, analyze, and use data to improve student learning. It demonstrates how to make better decisions, identify root causes of problems, and communicate and report results.

Table of Contents

About the Author viii
Foreword ix
Preface xi
Introduction
1(10)
The Importance of Data
2(4)
Barriers to Using Data
6(1)
The Purpose of this Book
7(1)
The Structure of this Book
8(1)
Summary
9(2)
Getting Started with Data Analysis
11(8)
A Better Way to Start Data Analysis
13(4)
Getting Started Questions
17(1)
Summary
18(1)
What Data Are Important
19(12)
Levels of Analysis
22(7)
Study Questions for What Data are Important?
29(1)
Summary
30(1)
Demographics
31(22)
What Demographic Data
32(4)
Disaggregation
36(1)
How to Analyze Demographic Information
37(1)
Our Example Schools
38(12)
Study Questions for Demographics
50(2)
Summary
52(1)
Perceptions
53(46)
Changing Perceptions
54(2)
Assessing Perceptions
56(1)
Questionnaires
57(1)
Designing Questionnaires: Begin With the End in Mind
58(8)
Data Collection Considerations
66(24)
Our Example Schools
90(6)
Study Questions for Perceptions
96(1)
Summary
97(2)
Student Learning
99(36)
Ways to Measure Student Learning
101(16)
Grades
117(2)
Analyzing the Results, Descriptively
119(4)
Analyzing the Results, Inferentially
123(3)
Measurement Error
126(2)
Looking Across Student Learning Measures
128(1)
Other Common Testing Terms
129(2)
Our Example Schools
131(2)
Study Questions for Student Learning
133(1)
Summary
134(1)
School Processes
135(22)
School Level Processes
137(2)
Classroom Level Processes
139(1)
School and Classroom Level Processes Working Together
139(1)
Charting School Processes
140(3)
Assessing School Processes
143(1)
Our Example Schools
144(12)
Study Questions for School Processes
156(1)
Summary
156(1)
Interactions and Analyses
157(32)
Intersection Analyses
158(3)
Problem-solving Cycle
161(19)
Traditional Analyses
180(3)
Pulling it Altogether
183(1)
Study Questions for Interactions and Analyses from Using Data
184(4)
Summary
188(1)
Communicating the Results
189(54)
Communication Strategies
190(2)
Communicating the Data Analysis Results
192(2)
Different Types of Graphs
194(5)
Explaining Questionnaire Results
199(10)
Interpreting Test Results
209(2)
Explaining Demographic Results
211(2)
Reporting the Big Picture
213(5)
Study Questions for Communicating the Results
218(1)
Summary
219(3)
Conclusions and Recommendations
The Need for a Data Warehouse
221(1)
Databases and Data Warehouses
222(2)
Selecting a Data Warehouse
224(3)
Planning for a Data Warehouse for Your Needs
227(4)
Determine What Data Exists Now
231(2)
Determine Desired Data
233(1)
Determine Who is Going to Do the Work
234(2)
Determine the Levels of Access, Who Will Have Access at Each Level, and How Access Will be Obtained
236(1)
Issues and Recommendations: Setting Up the Data Warehouse
236(5)
Who Does the Data Analysis Work?
241(1)
Summary
242(1)
Appendix A: Sample Questionnaires 243(18)
Appendix B: Continuous Improvement Continuums for Schools 261(10)
Appendix C: Continuous Improvement Continuums for Districts 271(10)
Glossary of Terms 281(18)
References and Resources 299(7)
Index 306


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