"Ruth Johnson and Robin Avelar La Salle provide a comprehensive overview of how to use data to provoke questions that lead to the kind of quality education that all students deserve. This book should be required reading in every school district."
—Gary Anderson, Professor
New York University, NY
"Equity warriors everywhere will find this useful resource packed with effective strategies, user-friendly processes, and helpful tools."
—Jennifer Frentress, Director of Teaching and Learning
Forest Grove School District, OR
Uncover buried data to close the achievement gap!
Standardized test scores and other outcome-based data are useful tools, but they also paint an incomplete picture that papers over the cracks in our education system. Peel away the layers, however, and you discover hidden factors that contribute to the achievement gap and chronic low school performance.
Ruth S. Johnson and Robin Avelar La Salle dramatically illustrate how data from nontraditional sources—disciplinary policies, teacher attendance, special education referrals, and more—can be used to uncover and eliminate systemic inequities. This solution-focused guide:
- Helps you identify sources of data and questions to ask
- Examines disparities in graduation rates, special education placement, and the achievement of English learners
- Includes data exercises to help you analyze your school or district as you read
Complete with loads of data from non-traditional sources such as disciplinary policies, teacher attendance, special education referrals, and more, as well as templates for compiling and analyzing your own data, this companion site to Data Strategies to Uncover and Eliminate Hidden Inequities is a must for any leader to help eliminate systemic inequities.