Putting FACES on the Data : What Great Leaders Do!

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  • Copyright: 2012-02-03
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Build the bridge from data collection to improved instruction Assessment data can bury you or give you focused attention on how to recognize and reach every student. This book will show how to develop a common language for sharing all students' progress with all teachers and leaders, and how to use ongoing assessment to inform instruction. Based on worldwide research of 500 educators, the book is organized around clear definitions of: Assessment Instruction Leadership Ownership Included are numerous self-assessment tools and frameworks to help implement improvement at the district and state levels. Improving education begins by understanding the needs and abilities of every student.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesp. vii
Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
About the Authorsp. xvii
From Information Glut to Well-Known FACESp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Toward Well-Known FACESp. 3
How the 14 Parameters Came to Bep. 7
Parallel Researchp. 12
Simcoe County District School Board Case Studyp. 15
The Power of Putting FACES on the Datap. 29
Genesis of the Dialogue with Educatorsp. 30
When and How We Asked the Research Questionsp. 30
Research Findings: Question 1p. 32
Clustering the Parametersp. 41
Why Do We Put FACES on the Data?p. 41
How Do We Drill Down to Find "the Lovely Apparition"?p. 44
To Be, or Not to Be (Good): That Is the Questionp. 45
FACES at High Schoolp. 53
Community Schools Case Studyp. 55
Making It Work in Practice-Assessmentp. 59
Assessment Case Studyp. 59
What Have We Learned about Assessment from This Case Study?p. 64
Grande Prairie Case Studyp. 87
Making It Work in Practice-Instructionp. 94
Tier 1-Good First Teaching and Classroom Practicep. 95
Tier 2-Case Management Approachp. 120
Tier 3-Early Interventionp. 124
Eastern Ontario Case Studyp. 135
Leadership-Individualizing for Improvementp. 151
Leading-by-Example Case Studyp. 151
Know-ability, Mobilize-ability, Sustain-abilityp. 157
Case Study from Vail Unified School District, Vail, Arizonap. 176
Ownership-Of All the FACESp. 184
An Entire State as a Case Studyp. 184
Public Policy Implicationsp. 190
Parents and Communities Are "Owners," Too!p. 193
Case Studies Reveal "Ownership by All"p. 194
Epiloguep. 199
Glossary of Termsp. 202
Matrix of Scaffolded Learning Using the Gradual-Release-of-Responsibility Model: From Modeled to Shared to Guided to Interdependent Practice for Practitionersp. 208
Data Collection Placemat for Researchp. 220
Case Management Templatep. 222
The Teaching-Learning Cyclep. 228
Weekly Literacy Block Plannerp. 229
Task-Oriented Question Construction Wheel Based on Bloom's Taxonomyp. 233
Cross-Curricular Literacy Indicators of Successp. 234
Guiding Questions for Collaborative Team Book Studyp. 236
Referencesp. 243
Indexp. 248
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