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The Turnaround Toolkit

Author: Lynn Winters
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452239347
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The TurnAround Toolkit outlines a formative evaluation program for enhancing school and student achievement. Included are pocket summaries for each chapter and an online "toolkit."

Data Based Decision Making In Education

Author: Kim Schildkamp
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400748167
Size: 53.74 MB
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In a context where schools are held more and more accountable for the education they provide, data-based decision making has become increasingly important. This book brings together scholars from several countries to examine data-based decision making. Data-based decision making in this book refers to making decisions based on a broad range of evidence, such as scores on students’ assessments, classroom observations etc. This book supports policy-makers, people working with schools, researchers and school leaders and teachers in the use of data, by bringing together the current research conducted on data use across multiple countries into a single volume. Some of these studies are ‘best practice’ studies, where effective data use has led to improvements in student learning. Others provide insight into challenges in both policy and practice environments. Each of them draws on research and literature in the field.

Evaluator S Handbook

Author: Joan L. Herman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803931268
Size: 37.29 MB
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This volume is at the core of the Program Evaluation Kit. It takes a step-by-step approach to evaluation, using non-technical language to explain procedures to novice evaluators. This edition reflects the current emphasis on continuous evaluation throughout the process of programme development. New references and the inclusion of evaluation standards are also a feature. The Evaluator's Handbook is illustrated with examples, suggestions, worksheets and sample forms for the reader's own use. At appropriate points, it refers readers to other volumes in the Kit for further information.

The School Improvement Planning Handbook

Author: Daniel Linden Duke
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1610486315
Size: 49.63 MB
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To help principals and their school improvement committees develop and implement plans with a greater likelihood of success, the authors offer a step-by-step process for school improvement planning. They go on to pinpoint specific school improvement goals, including raising reading and mathematics achievement, building robust school cultures, addressing the needs of English language learners, improving instruction, and reducing absenteeism and dropouts.

The School Improvement Planning Handbook

Author: Daniel L. Duke
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610486331
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Developing and updating school improvement plans is an annual ritual for virtually all school principals and their school improvement committees. Still, large numbers of schools continue to produce disappointing outcomes. The authors believe that part of the problem is the result of plans that focus on the wrong targets and that rely on ineffective strategies for improvement. To help principals and their school improvement committees develop and implement plans with a greater likelihood of success, the authors offer a step-by-step process for school improvement planning. They go on to pinpoint specific school improvement goals, including raising reading and mathematics achievement, building robust school cultures, addressing the needs of English language learners, improving instruction, and reducing absenteeism and dropouts. For each goal, a variety of objectives and proven strategies is presented along with sample school improvement plans. The book addresses the differences in planning to turn around a low-performing school, planning to sustain improvements over time, and planning to move a good school to a great school.

Turnaround Leadership

Author: Michael Fullan
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Inc Pub
ISBN: 9780787969851
Size: 30.85 MB
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Describes proven methods for renewing failing schools and making positive changes permanent, emphasizing the important roles of motivation, leadership, and a culture of constant improvement.

School Turnarounds

Author: Heather Zavadsky
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781612501345
Size: 52.47 MB
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Looks at the role of school districts in improving low-performing schools, and offers case studies of districts including Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Philadelphia, Denver, and Sacramento City.

Handbook On Restructuring And Substantial School Improvement

Author: Herbert J. Walberg
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607526522
Size: 79.78 MB
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(Published in cooperation with The Center on Innovation & Improvement) As suggested by the title, the purpose of this Handbook on Restructuring and Substantial School Improvement is to provide principles for restructuring and substantially improving schools. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, the Center on Innovation & Improvement (CII) engaged leading experts on restructuring and school improvement to prepare modules for this handbook to assist states, districts, and schools in establishing policies, procedures, and support to successfully restructure schools. The Handbook is organized into three sections. The topic of the Handbook’s modules – restructuring with a focus on the district as the impetus for dramatic improvement – is relatively new in the nation’s education history. For this reason, the module authors were selected because they are highly experienced experts in their fields and can be counted on to judiciously weigh the less than definitive evidence and to state useful guiding principles.

A Practical Guide To Alternative Assessment

Author: Joan L. Herman
Publisher: Assn for Supervision & Curriculum
ISBN:
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Reviews the purposes of assessment, and provides a rationale for the development of alternative forms for measuring student achievement.