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Data-Enhanced Leadership

Data-Enhanced Leadership

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January 2010 | 168 pages | Corwin

Leadership Solutions

Use the power of data—and the insights it provides—to enhance your leadership practice!

Offering key concepts about how the informed use of data can translate into highly effective school leadership, this seventh volume in The Soul of Educational Leadership series demonstrates how educational leaders can apply data strategically to strengthen school leadership and significantly improve professional learning, students' learning experiences, and schoolwide performance.

Copublished with the HOPE Foundation and the American Association of School Administrators and featuring state-of-the-art contributions from Jesse Rodriguez, Lorna M. Earl, Steven Katz, Eileen Depka, Kay Burke, and other experts, this compact book combines research, practice, and innovative thinking to help readers determine what kind of data they need and how to use their findings to:

  • Create a culture of professional inquiry that drives staff development
  • Redefine curriculum, instruction, and assessment in standards-based classrooms
  • Raise student achievement
  • Determine best uses for technology to benefit administrators, teachers, and students
  • Regularly fine tune the decision-making process

About the Editors
About the Contributors
Paul Houston
1. Using What You Know to Be a More Effective Leader
Lorna Earl, Steven Katz
2. Creating a Culture of Inquiry: Harnessing Data for Professional Learning
Peter Hill
3. Using Assessment Data to Lead Teaching and Learning
Eileen Depka
4. Institutionalizing the Use of a Four-Letter Word
Kay Burke
5. Using Data to Drive Instruction and Assessment in the Standards-Based Classroom
Doug Otto
6. Data: One District’s Journey
Jesse Rodriguez
7. Information and Communications Technology in Education
Roy Forbes
8. Some Pitfalls in the Use of Data—and How to Avoid Them

“Data have enormous power to improve the quality of decisions, but leaders are the ones who drive decision making in schools. Data are tools for leaders. This volume is akin to lifting the hood of your car to gain a more complete understanding of how it runs, and how it can be fine-tuned to run even better.”

From the Introduction by Robert W. Cole

"A great resource for district leaders for understanding that data should not be used to place blame or grant glory, but rather should be applied as a tool, to constantly focus on systemwide improvement."

The School Administrator, November 2010, Vol. 67(10)
American Association of School Administrators
Key features
  • Compact volume offers state-of-the-art contributions from key thinkers in educational leadership
  • Combines research, practice, and innovative thought in a single volume
  • A joint publication with AASA and the HOPE Foundation

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