Schools and Data
The Educator's Guide for Using Data to Improve Decision Making
- Theodore B. Creighton - Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA
Data-Based Decision Making
Praise for the First Edition:
"Creighton's descriptions of the applicability and helpfulness of statistics for educators is especially strong. His use of plain language and school-based examples is crucial."
-Scott McLeod, Assistant Professor
University of Cincinnati
Improve instructional leadership practice with proven, easy-to-understand strategies for data-based decision making!
Since the first edition of Schools and Data, the No Child Left Behind Act has swept the country, and data-based decision making is no longer an option for educators. Today's educational climate makes it imperative for all schools to collect data and use statistical analysis to help create clear goals and recognize strategies for improvement.
Schools and Data, Second Edition, focuses on the relevance of statistics in the lives of principals and teachers. Real-life examples and step-by-step procedures for collecting and organizing data provide every school leader with the means to facilitate more appropriate and effective decision making. With a highly practical method for statistical analysis, this comprehensive yet reader-friendly new edition places special emphasis on:
- Connecting statistics and educators' daily work
- Integrating applied technology, including Excel and SPSS software
- Strengthening educators' data interpretation skills
- Building strong skills in problem analysis, program evaluation, data-driven decision making, and report preparation
- Increasing the focus on correlation and regression
Packed with easy-to-follow instructions, illustrations, and real-world examples that educators can readily understand, this is an essential resource for school leaders who want to create meaningful, data-driven decisions!
*Note: The author created web site that provides information and activities paralleling the individual chapters of the second education of Schools and Data text is NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
"Real-world examples accompany step-by-step procedures for collecting, organizing, and using data to provide leaders with more effective decision-making tools. A 'must' for educators and administrators in school settings."
The book did not have the types of data I was looking for in an assessment course. I needed student test data.