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Examining What We Do To Improve Our Schools

Eight Steps from Analysis to Action, 1st Edition

By Sandra Harris, Julie Combs, Stacey Edmonson


128 pages

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This book shows school leaders how they can infuse their daily practice with an examination of the actions they take to improve their schools. It identifies eight steps that inform the school improvement process and boost student achievement.

These steps provide a framework for examining school improvement as part of a genuine process with meaning and value for all those involved.

Table of Contents

Setting the Foundation

Having a Shared Vision

Understanding the Need for Inquiry

Valuing Improvement by Providing Time for Improvement

Building Interpersonal Trust

And more…

Analyzing Data

Monovision Analysis

The Performance Dashboard

Analyzing Data

Finding Time

And more…

Developing Deeper Understanding

Techniques for Developing Understanding

Tool 3.1 Selecting Data Collection Techniques

And more…

Engaging in Self-Reflection

Seeing the Changing World More Clearly

Tool 4.1 Who Am I?

And more…

Exploring Programmatic Patterns

Asking the Right Questions Programmatic Patterns in the Achievement Gap

How do Biases Affect Inquiry?

And more…

Determining Direction

Get Everybody on the Bus

How Priorities are Established

Tool 6.1 Developing Consensus Building Skills

And more…

Taking Action

Organizing the Work: Action Committees

Writing a Plan of Action

And more…

Sustaining Improvements

Strategies for Sustaining Improvement

The Challenge to Examine Ways to Improve Schools

Tool 8.1 CARE Model Planning Tool

And more…

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