"I recommend this book for practitioners as they embark on the journey of discovery about what educators need to do to prepare to develop a culture that supports data-driven decision-making."
"This book makes you think about education in a new way and shows teachers how to develop new skills to meet the demands of the 21st century. Instead of studying 'autopsy data,' the authors encourage teachers to gather data for learning rather than of learning."
"The content flows easily from one topic to the next. The first chapter’s step-by-step orientation to the construct of the literature, along with the culminating chapter’s summarization and further clarification, provide consistency for while reinforcing the purpose of the book."
"Any teacher and many a classroom principal will find this a key title that pairs demonstrations of concepts in the classroom with keys to make the switch."
A complementary text for the new course in Master of Education Policy program aimed at school administrators and educational specialist whose work is associated with the data-driven decision making.
This text seems to be a good introduction to the rationale for using data in education context.
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