Driven by Data 2.0: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction
The bestselling guide for school leaders--updated in a new edition Data-driven instruction is the philosophy that schools should focus on two simple questions: how do you know if are students learning? And when they are not, what do you do about it? Driven by Data 2.0 is a practical guide that answers these questions to empower schools to achieve significant gains in student achievement. Rooted in a proven framework that has been implemented in thousands of schools, the book presents what makes schools successful along with tools to put the framework into place to make data work for your schools: Assess--set the roadmap for learning Analyze--identify why students struggle Act--teach more effectively what students need Build the culture--train and develop your staff so that data-driven instruction can thrive If you're a K - 12 leader, coach, or teacher looking to implement data-driven instruction in your school district, Driven by Data 2.0 has the tools to train your staff: PD materials, videos of exemplar practice and all the resources you need to achieve remarkable results.
From the Back Cover PUT STUDENT LEARNING FIRST Since the publication of Driven by Data in 2010, educators from schools across the world have adopted the foundational practices of data-driven instruction to make dramatic gains in student achievement. They have done so by focusing on two simple but powerful questions: How do we know if our students are learning? And when they're not, what do we do about it? The results of this approach are clearly highlighted in the book via multiple success stories from schools who have overcome the most challenging obstacles. When properly leveraged, data-driven instruction increases academic proficiency and helps students succeed on the road to college. Driven by Data 2.0 presents a proven framework that shows how to: Assess (set the roadmap for learning) Analyze (identify why students struggle) Act (teach more effectively what students need) Build the Culture (train and develop your staff so that data-driven instruction can thrive) This book superbly describes the change process that leaders can go through with their faculty in order to make data-driven instruction a reality in their schools. You'll also find the rationale and all of the structures for data analysis, scripts of how to analyze student thinking and come up with appropriate re-teaching strategies for weak areas, and precise guidance on how to run effective data meetings. This is the whole package. --JON SAPHIER, founder and president, Research for Better Teaching, and chairman emeritus of Teachers 21