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Data Wise in Action: Stories of Schools Using Data to Improve Teaching and Learning


reviewed by Linda H. Pickett July 30, 2008

coverTitle: Data Wise in Action: Stories of Schools Using Data to Improve Teaching and Learning
Author(s): Kathryn Parker Boudett and Jennifer L. Steele (Ed.)
Publisher: Harvard University Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 1891792806, Pages: 192, Year: 2007
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In 2005 faculty members, school administrators, and doctoral students from the Harvard Graduate School of Education joined school leaders from the Boston Public Schools to produce Data Wise: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning. Edited by Kathryn Boudett, Elizabeth City, and Richard Murnane, the book “offered a practical model for using data to identify common student learning needs, to generate and implement instructional solutions, and to measure those solutions’ effectiveness at raising student achievement within a department, grade-level, or school” (p. vii). While the Data Wise model was widely disseminated, there were calls from school leaders for stories from real schools implementing it. Data Wise in Action responds to such requests by presenting case studies from eight very different schools to demonstrate how each implements a different phase of the eight step collaborative, evidence-based Data Wise instructional improvement process. With many school improvement models,... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 30, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15327, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 10:49:16 AM

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  • Linda Pickett
    Winthrop University
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    LINDA H. PICKETT is an Assistant Professor of Education in the Richard W. Riley College of Education at Winthrop University. Her research interests include mentoring, science and literacy, multidisciplinary instruction, and instruction for English Language Learners. Before teaching at Winthrop University, she taught science at multiple grade levels in traditional and alternative school settings and conducted professional development for teachers in the Miami-Dade County Public School District in Miami, Florida.
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