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What Does Your School Data Team Sound Like? : A Framework to Improve the Conversation Around Data - Dean T. Spaulding

What Does Your School Data Team Sound Like?

A Framework to Improve the Conversation Around Data

Paperback Published: 22nd October 2018
ISBN: 9781506390925
Number Of Pages: 176

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 Inspire the data discussion!      Data is a valuable resource for improving education. Unfortunately, many school data teams struggle to make sense of new and often overwhelming data.What Does Your Data Team Sound Like? provides an approach that gets teams talking about and applying data effectively in a variety of settings and scenarios. Written to help data teams navigate the confusing world of data analysis for on-going school improvement, this book offers a framework that is rigorous yet easy to follow. Readers will find:    

  • Easy, step-by-step discussion & analysis techniques
  • Case studies that demonstrate different approaches
  • Checklists and flowcharts to help visual the process

Chapter 1: Changing the Lens with the Data Analysis Team (DAT)
Is Data the New Four-Letter Word?
Changing the Lens for How We View Data
Where Did All This Data Come From?
Ok, Let's Change the Lens!
Chapter 2 What Should Your Data Team Look Like?
Mixed vs. Non-Mixed Data Teams
Mixed Level Data Team
Who Does the Data Team Report to?
Establishing a Shared Vision
Goals of the Data Team
What are the role and responsibilities of each team member?
How will meetings be facilitated?
Preparation, the Key to Success!
Chapter 3: Getting Over the Fear of Data
Fear of Data
What is a Data Set?
What is a Database?
Archival Data
Setting Up a Database
Entering Data Correctly in a Cell
Levels of Data
Assessment Data
Levels of Accountability
Chapter 4: How to Know What Works
What Works, Anyway?
What are Improvement Cycles
How do Researchers Determine What Works?
Pre-Post One Group Design
Chapter 5 Following the Steps in the Exploratory and Confirmatory Cycles
Exploratory Cycle: Step 1 Examining Data
Step 2: Asking Questions
Step 3: DAT Conversation'Asking the Right Questions
Types of Questions
Step 4: Examine More Data
Step 5: Refine Questions or Move to Confirmatory Model
Confirmatory Cycle: Step 1 Establishing Baseline Data
Step 2: Implement Improvement Plan
Step 3: Formative Data (mini-feedback cycle)
Step 4: Final Outcome Data
Step 5: Expand to Other Locations
Chapter 6: More Ways to Examine Data
Using Different Variables to Sort Data
Graphing Data
Types of Graphs
Line Graphs
Creating a Line Graph
Understanding the X Y Axis
Line Graph for Baseline Data
Working with Unstable Baseline Data
Bar Graphs
Pie Charts
Chapter 7 Collecting Formative Data
The Role of Formative Data in the Confirmatory Cycle
The Observational Protocol
The Observational Checklist
Reliability of Observational Data
Tips for Conducting Observations
Using Classroom Observations as Formative Data
Survey Tools as Formative Data
Basic Skills in Survey Development
Other Type of Scales
Pilot the Survey
Collection of Survey Data in School Settings
Chapter 8 Adding Parents to Your DAT
Include Parents, Not Exclude Them
Parent Validity
Chapter 9: Continuing the Conversation Surrounding Student Data
Looking at Individual Items
Adding Other Variables to the Conversation
Look at District Level Data
Chapter 10: Scaling Up Data
When to Expand to Other Locations: the Scaling Up Process
A Model for Scaling Up: Patterns in the Data
Use Capacity to Scale Up
Tips for Scaling Up and Collecting Data

ISBN: 9781506390925
ISBN-10: 1506390927
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 22nd October 2018
Publisher: CORWIN PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1

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