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Putting FACES on the Data

What Great Leaders Do!

By Lyn D. Sharratt, Michael Fullan

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Format: Paperback, 280 pages
Other Information: Illustrations
Published In: United States, 31 March 2012
This book will show how to personalize that data or put a face on it so that users can implement specific actions for specific students. It will make data more powerful and strategic for real use by keeping it personal. Educational change can be conceptualized as a three-legged stool with Standards-Assessment-Instruction representing the legs. Instruction is the leg that gets too little attention and will be emphasized in this book. This leg of the stool fits closely with 21st century Skills ideas such as Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Decision-Making.

About the Author

Consulting Description: Data Consulting Description: Leadership Lyn Sharratt is an experienced practitioner in system and school improvement working globally at all educational levels. As well, she is a professor at OISE/University of Toronto where she lectures and currently coordinates the 26-student Learning and Leadership EdD program. She is the former superintendent of curriculum & instruction services in York Region District School Board, a large Canadian school district where she and her staff curriculum team analyzed assessment data and developed a comprehensive literacy improvement program that they launched with the cooperation of senior leadership, principals, and over 8,800 teachers. The continuously improving 14-Parameter program resulted in increased achievement for a diverse, multi-cultural and multi-lingual population of over 115,000 students, and the district became the top performing district in Ontario, where teaching positions became among the most sought-after in the nation. Sharratt has been a curriculum consultant, administrator and has also taught all elementary grades and secondary-age students in inner-city and rural settings. Lyn has analyzed and commented on Public Policy for a provincial organization; has taught pre-service education at York University; and led in-service professional learning in a provincial teachers union head office. She is lead author, with Michael Fullan, of both "Realization: The Change Imperative for Increasing District-Wide Reform" (Corwin, 2009) and, "Putting FACES on the Data: What Great Leaders Do!" (Corwin, 2012). Currently, she consults internationally, working with districts, administrators, curriculum consultants and teachers in Chile, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Consulting Description Consulting Description: Leadership Michael Fullan, Order of Canada, is professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He served as special adviser in education to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty from 2003 to 2013, and now serves as one of four advisers to Premier Kathleen Wynne. Michael has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, University of Leicester, Nipissing University, Duquesne University, and The Hong Kong Institute of Education. He consults with governments and school systems in several countries. Fullan has won numerous awards for his more than 30 books, including the 2015 Grawemeyer prize with Andy Hargreaves for Professional Capital. His books include the best sellers Leading in a Culture of Change, The Six Secrets of Change, Change Leader, All Systems Go, Motion Leadership, and The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact. His latest books are Evaluating and Assessing Tools in the Digital Swamp (with Katelyn Donnelly), Leadership: Key Competencies (with Lyle Kirtman), and Freedom to Change. To learn more, visit his website at Now, Michael Fullan is offering his experience to you in an eStudy opportunity! Visit for more information. Photo: Social Imagery

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables Foreword by Sir Michael Barber Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. From Information Glut to Well-Known FACES 2. The Power of Putting FACES on the Data 3. Making It Work in Practice -- Assessment 4. Making It Work in Practice -- Instruction 5. Leadership -- Individualizing for Improvement 6. Ownership -- Of All the FACES Epilogue Glossary of Terms Appendix A. Matrix of Scaffolded Learning Using the Gradual-Release-of-Responsibility Model Appendix B. Data Collection Placemat for Research Appendix C. Case Management Template Appendix D.The Teaching-Learning Cycle Appendix E. Weekly Literacy Block Planner Appendix F. Task-Oriented Question Construction Wheel Based on Bloom's Taxonomy Appendix G. Cross-Curricular Literacy Indicators of Success Appendix H. Guiding Questions for Collaborative Team Book Study References Index


"Too often the debate about education sets up a false dichotomy between rigorous use of data on the one hand and teachers' professionalism on the other. This book demonstrates triumphantly that when the two go together, students benefit." -- Sir Michael Barber "This is a very good book and the Canadian educationalists should be congratulated on producing a high quality piece of work. In general terms it is well laid out and well-presented, making it easy for the reader to access." -- Brent Davies, Professor "This book is recommened as a professional development tool for anyone interested in using data to improve school achievement. It would be particularly useful as a study guide for teachers and schools focused on learning how to use data effectively to support their work with children in their own classrooms." -- Melanie Tait "The book sets out to integrate two aspects of school improvement that most think are mutually exclusive: data to improve schools and systems and data to improve the individual child's learning experience. It is a remarkable book as it achieves this challenging task. A great read." -- Brent Davies, Professor Emeritus the University of Hull

EAN: 9781452202587
ISBN: 1452202583
Publisher: Corwin Press Inc
Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.3 centimetres (0.25 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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