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Data! Dialogue! Decisions!
The Data Difference



January 2004 | 120 pages | Corwin
The analysis of data for instructional decision making is a hallmark of the 21st century. Teachers and administrators alike need a process that links instant, consistent, and relevant data to instant, consistent, and relevant results. Data! Dialogue! Decisions! describes a simple process--selecting a piece of data, dialoging about the data, and making SMART goal decisions about how to increase student performance--that includes the critical elements for powerful school improvement: meaningful teams, managed data, and measurable goals. Using a collegial process, administrators and teachers choose their own school of class achievement data to analyze and interpret as they target 'breakthrough' instructional decisions that yield rapid and quantifiable results. Results have been staggeringly successful.
 
Preface
 
Introduction
What's It All About?

 
What's the History of Results-Driven Change?

 
How to Use This Book

 
 
1. The Data! Dialogue! Decisions! Process
Schmoker's Model of Results-Driven Change

 
Introduction to the Data! Dialogue! Decisions! Process

 
 
2. Data!
A Sign of the Times

 
What Kinds of Data Exist?

 
What Kinds of Data Are Available?

 
How Are Data Collected?

 
How Are Data Used?

 
 
3. Dialogue!
Teaming to Ask and Answer the Questions

 
The Four Questions in Brief

 
The Four Questions in Full

 
Action Plan

 
Conclusion

 
The Coaches' Meeting Revisited

 
 
4. Decisions!
SMART Goals

 
Instructional Decisions

 
 
5. Troubleshooting
Data! Issues

 
Dialogue! Issues

 
Decision! Issues

 
General Issues

 
Professional Development Issues

 
 
Appendix A: Data! Dialogue! Decisions! General Format
 
Appendix B: State Standards in Reading Example
 
Appendix C: A Tale of Two City Schools: Making the Difference With Data
 
Appendix D: People Search
 
Bibliography

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