Transforming Teaching and Learning Through Data-Driven Decision Making
- Ellen B. Mandinach - WestEd, San Francisco, USA, Senior Research Scientist, WestEd
- Sharnell S. Jackson - Data-Driven Innovations Consulting
Connect data and instruction to improve practice
Gathering data and using it to inform instruction is a requirement for many schools, yet educators are not necessarily formally trained in how to do it. This book helps bridge the gap between classroom practice and the principles of educational psychology. Teachers will find cutting-edge advances in research and theory on human learning and teaching in an easily understood and transferable format. The text's integrated model shows teachers, school leaders, and district administrators how to establish a data culture and transform quantitative and qualitative data into actionable knowledge based on:
- Instructional and differentiated psychology
- Classroom management
"I recommend this book for practitioners as they embark on the journey of discovery about what educators need to do to prepare to develop a culture that supports data-driven decision-making."
"This book makes you think about education in a new way and shows teachers how to develop new skills to meet the demands of the 21st century. Instead of studying 'autopsy data,' the authors encourage teachers to gather data for learning rather than of learning."
"The content flows easily from one topic to the next. The first chapter’s step-by-step orientation to the construct of the literature, along with the culminating chapter’s summarization and further clarification, provide consistency for while reinforcing the purpose of the book."
"Any teacher and many a classroom principal will find this a key title that pairs demonstrations of concepts in the classroom with keys to make the switch."
A complementary text for the new course in Master of Education Policy program aimed at school administrators and educational specialist whose work is associated with the data-driven decision making.
This text seems to be a good introduction to the rationale for using data in education context.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: The Context of Data-Driven Decision Making