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Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction
Driven by Data offers valuable tips and general guidelines about data-based methods and the difficulties surrounding the implementation of data-driven instruction. Through a CD-ROM, this guidebook provides all the tools needed to launch data-driven instruction effectively, such as an implementation rubric, meeting agendas, calendars, assessment templates, and more. Written ...more
ebook, 336 pages
Published March 18th 2010 by Jossey-Bass
(first published January 1st 2010)
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Feb 23, 2012 Becky Soledad rated it liked it · review of another edition
Great practice but with state tests being so secret and less and less time to evaluate data not always practical. If every school had access to the information they needed and the time to create and evaluate assessments the state of education would be so much better.
Data driven instruction. . . . That is the focus of this interesting volume. The book has two parts (Page xix): ". . .the practical framework for effective data-driven instruction. . .followed by the professional development activities needed to build the framework. . ." The book begins by arguing that we should concentrate on finding out what enhances student learning. So, assess learning; determine what enhances and what slows learning; teach what student need to learn; create a school culture ...more
This will be my bible on instructional coaching and leadership. I consider this a must read for educational leaders. The book doesn't preach. It leads. Through example (after example, after example). This is a practical guide for using data to improve instruction. And we're not talking about lip service. Not only is it a how-to, but it is a book with detailed, insightful guides about what to do when met with what kinds of resistance, what not to focus on, etc. This book was recommended to me by ...more
I was required to read this book for Professional Development in 2014 while teaching for an online public school. While it was helpful in understanding the data-driven model of instruction (assessments should be written before the information is taught; what is missed on assessments should be retaught, what is taught should match what you actually test, etc.), it offered little in practical tips for being a better teacher. While some of the book is practical for planning units in one's curriculu ...more
There were many practical approaches on how to use data. Unfortunately, most of the NYS test data is not available for teachers to use. There were many ideas presented for PD which I did not find useful. Part one of the book was the most useful for me and I marked many pages of ideas to implement.
Oct 01, 2014 Rachel Vote rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
This book is a great tool. It will be incredibly helpful for driving instruction, self assessment and assisting other teachers with their data analysis. It was easy to read and gave specific examples on implementation.
Nov 18, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it · review of another edition
It is the tools included on the disk insert that make this simple, useful reflection and guidance text a must-have addition to any leader's professional library.
Bambrick Santoyo is a great teacher.
Bambrick Santoyo is a great teacher.
Paul Bambrick-Santoyo is the Managing Director of Uncommon Schools Newark, which is composed of seven North Star Academy schools. During Bambrick-Santoyo’s eight years at North Star, the schools have seen dramatic gains in student achievement, reaching 90+% proficient on state assessments in almost every category and grade level. As a result, they were recently recognized with the National Blue Ri ...moreMore about Paul Bambrick-Santoyo...