Schools have to keep a lot of "data" but the most important data they could get is through the use of a school climate assessment.
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November 27, 2013
October 26, 2013
NY State Education Commissioner John King has rescheduled new forums for parents to share concerns about the CCSS but will it be enough?
October 11, 2013
In our present era of accountability schools have been given the task of collecting data on students, and some of that data has to do with student discipline. How much is too much?
August 29, 2013
Corwin Press announced that they are bring John Hattie's Visible Learning to North America and schools should pay attention because this is not about school reform, it's about school transformation.
June 18, 2013
When tests served student-centered purposes, they were one piece to a puzzle that could drive instruction in a valuable way but Value-Added Data no longer does that.
June 10, 2013
During this time of educational reform many leaders want to speak up but they are just as scared to be vocal as their teachers are.
May 06, 2013
After a decade or more of NCLB, some schools in California are hoping Michael Fullan can help them find the right drivers.
April 02, 2012
"When people find their medium, they discover their real creative strengths and come into their own. Helping people to connect with their personal creative capacities is the surest way to release the best they have to offer." Sir Ken Robinson Over the past few years our nation has become very data...
February 17, 2012
"Education, of course, is overloaded with programs and data. The growth of digital power has aided and abetted the spread of accountability-driven data-adequate yearly progress, test results, for every child in every grade, common core standards, formative and summative assessments galore" (Sharratt...
January 24, 2012
Data can tell educators and students where they have been successful and where they need help, but too much data can make those same educators lose focus of what they are supposed to be doing, which is educating students and creating a safe and nurturing environment. Data is quickly creeping into...