Overview of foundations and techniques for
collecting and using data for inquiry-based school
improvement. Introduces several levels of data use
and application, moving from state accountability
requirements to equalizing access to high
standards for all students. The course is designed
to prepare the Principal practitioner to conduct
high quality improvement cycles aimed at classroom
and school environments. Participants will use
improvement science practices to collect, analyze,
communicate, and use various forms of data in
school visioning, collaborative improvement
planning, and decision making. Thorough coverage
of these topics is designed to equip school
leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to
select, evaluate, and apply findings from extant
research related to personnel, classroom, school,
or district levels problems of practice.