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Putting FACES on the Data : What Great Leaders Do! - Lyn D. Sharratt

Putting FACES on the Data

What Great Leaders Do!

Paperback Published: 4th April 2012
ISBN: 9781452202587
Number Of Pages: 280

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Build the bridge from data collection to improved instruction

Students are people—not data. How can you use assessment data to focus on reaching every student? This book shows 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 more than 500 educators, the book presents solutions organized by:

  • Assessment
  • Instruction
  • Leadership
  • Ownership

The many benefits of personalizing data include increased student engagement and a positive impact on school culture. This reader-friendly guide helps you set goals, adjust lessons, identify students’ strengths and weaknesses, and implement interventions.

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"Too often the debate about education sets up a false dichotomy between rigorous use of data on the one hand and teachers' professionalism on the other. This book demonstrates triumphantly that when the two go together, students benefit." -- Sir Michael Barber
"This is a very good book and the Canadian educationalists should be congratulated on producing a high quality piece of work. In general terms it is well laid out and well-presented, making it easy for the reader to access." -- Brent Davies, Professor
"This book is recommened as a professional development tool for anyone interested in using data to improve school achievement. It would be particularly useful as a study guide for teachers and schools focused on learning how to use data effectively to support their work with children in their own classrooms." -- Melanie Tait
"The book sets out to integrate two aspects of school improvement that most think are mutually exclusive: data to improve schools and systems and data to improve the individual child's learning experience. It is a remarkable book as it achieves this challenging task. A great read." -- Brent Davies, Professor Emeritus the University of Hull

ForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the Authors1. From Information Glut to Well-Known FACES2. The Power of Putting FACES on the Data3. Making it Work in Practice -- Assessment4. Making It Work in Practice -- Instruction5. Leadership -- Individualizing for Improvement6. Ownership --Of All FACESEpilogueGlossary of TermsAppendix AAppendix BAppendix CAppendix DAppendix EAppendix FAppendix GReferencesIndex

ISBN: 9781452202587
ISBN-10: 1452202583
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 4th April 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1

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Michael Fullan

About the Author


Michael Fullan, O.C., is the Global Leadership Director, New Pedagogies for Deep Learning and a worldwide authority on educational reform with a mandate of helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning.  

A former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto, Michael advises policymakers and local leaders around the world to provide leadership in education. Michael received the Order of Canada in December 2012. He holds honorary doctorates from several universities in North America and abroad.

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Lyn Sharratt

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Dr. Lyn Sharratt is a highly-accomplished practitioner, researcher, author, and presenter. She coordinates the doctoral internship program in Leadership and Policy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Lyn has been a school superintendent, curriculum consultant and administrator, and she has also taught all elementary grades and secondary-age students in inner-city and rural settings.yn is an advisor for International School Leadership with the Ontario Principals’ Council, is an Author Consultant for Corwin Publishing and consults internationally, working with leaders at all levels, consultants, and teachers in Chile, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada to systematically increase all students’ achievement by putting FACES on the data and taking intentional action.

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