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Handbook of Data-Based Decision Making in Education

Edited by: Theodore J. Kowalski , Thomas J. Lasley

Print publication date:  October  2008
Online publication date:  April  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415965033
eBook ISBN: 9780203888803
Adobe ISBN: 9781135890841

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Education has fought long and hard to gain acceptance as a profession and, since professionals by definition use data to shape the decisions they make, education has little choice but to continue moving in this direction. This 3-part handbook represents a major contribution to the literature of education. It is a unique compendium of the most original work currently available on how, when and why evidence should be used to ground practice. It is a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary, research-based, and practice-based resource that all educators can turn to as a guide to data-based decision making.

The Handbook of Data-Based Decision Making in Education is a must read for researchers who are just beginning to explore the scientifically based nature of educational practice. It is also appropriate for policy makers and practitioners who are confronted with young people who need to be in classrooms where "best practices" are the norm and not the exception.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Evidence and Decision Making in Professions Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Ethics Based Decision Making by Educational Leaders Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Legal Dimensions of Using Employee and Student Data to Make Decisions Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Role of Private Firms in Data-Based Decision Making Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The No Child Left Behind Act Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Preparing Educators to Effectively Use Student Data Systems Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Accessing and Analyzing National Databases Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Developing and Nurturing Resources for Effective Data-Driven Decision Making Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Preparing Educators to Use Curriculum-Based Measurement Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Principal Leadership, Data, and School Improvement Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Building Data-Driven District Systems Download PDF
Chapter  12:  School System Strategies for Supporting Data Use Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Research on Teachers Using Data to Make Decisions  Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Research and Evaluation on Data-Based Decisions in Education Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Using Data to Make Critical Choices Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Formative versus Summative Assessments as Measures of Student Learning Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Using Evidence to Support Administrative Decisions Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Swimming in the Depths Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Creative Decision-Making Strategies through Technology-Based Curriculum Tools Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Aggregating and Analyzing Classroom Achievement Data Supplemental to External Tests Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Collaborative Inquiry and Data-Based Decision Making Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Evidential Reasoning and Decision Support in Assessment of Teacher Practice Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Data: The DNA of Politically Based Decision Making in Education Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Using Data to Assess School Culture Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Data-Based Teacher Selection Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Issues of Recruitment and Selection from a Data-Based Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  27:  When Data are Insufficient to Make Group Decisions Download PDF
Chapter  28:  How NCLB has Affected the Practice of School District Superintendents Download PDF
About_the_Authors Download PDF
Subject_Index Download PDF
Index_of_Names Download PDF
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