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Putting FACES on the Data

  • Title:Putting FACES on the Data: What Great Leaders Do!
  • Author:Lyn Sharratt, Michael Fullan
  • Publication Date:February 2012
  • Grade Level:K-12
  • ISBN:9781452202587
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

Build the bridge from data collection to improved instruction

Students are people—not data. Assessment data can bury you or give you focused information on how to reach every student. Putting Faces on the Data shows how to develop a common language for sharing all students’ progress with all teachers and leaders and how to use ongoing assessment to inform instruction. Based on worldwide research from more than 500 educators, this book presents solutions organized by:

  • Assessment
  • Instruction
  • Leadership
  • Ownership

The many benefits of personalizing data include increased student engagement and a positive impact on school culture. This reader-friendly guide helps you set goals, adjust lessons, identify students’ strengths and weaknesses, and implement interventions. Included is a self-assessment framework for implementing improvement at the district and state levels. By focusing on connecting all the dots between students and data, you can accomplish the ultimate goal of helping them learn. 

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Author Bio

Michael Fullan, Order of Canada, is professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Fullan has won numerous awards for his more than 30 books, and is the author of Leading in a Culture of Change, Leadership & Sustainability, The Six Secrets of Change, and Motion Leadership to name a few. He is currently working as adviser and consultant on several major education reform initiatives around the world.

Lyn Sharratt is a professor at OISE/University of Toronto where she lectures and currently coordinates the Learning and Leadership EdD program. She is the former superintendent of curriculum & instruction services in York Region District School Board, where she and her staff curriculum team analyzed assessment data and developed a comprehensive literacy improvement program. Sharratt has been a curriculum consultant, administrator and has also taught all elementary grades and secondary-age students in inner-city and rural settings. Currently, she consults internationally, working with districts, administrators, curriculum consultants and teachers in Chile, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

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