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Everything you need to implement school change that gets results! If you’ve been wondering how to effectively lead and manage results-driven, system-wide implementations, look no further. Internationally recognized education expert Michael Barber explores exactly how to translate policy into practice for long-term, measurable results. Building on his groundbreaking book, Deliverology 101, Barber provides proven methods and clear steps to achieve successful policy implementation and offer practical solutions for reviving stalled reform efforts. New cases studies and embedded links help you develop a delivery “skillset” for building capacity, effective coalitions, and a coherent, flexible plan for implementation. Leaders and staff at both national and local levels will learn to: • Establish a Delivery Unit to set clear, measureable goals and build a reform coalition • Understand delivery through data analysis and strategic progress monitoring • Plan for delivery with explicit, day-to-day implementation planning updated with proven methods from years of practice • Drive delivery with progress monitoring, momentum building, and course corrections • Create an irreversible delivery culture by identifying and addressing challenges as they occur Don’t leave your education policy implementation to chance. Use this new field guide to get your implementation on the right track today!
Chapter 2B: Understand Root Causes of Performance
Understand Root Causes of Performance
System Leader Summary
The hard data won’t always tell you what you need to know to take action. The patterns of performance you uncover through data analysis will always beg the same question: Why? So once you’ve identified the most important performance patterns, you’ll want to search for their root causes. The process is very similar to the last chapter: using “Why” as your guide, form hypotheses and investigate them. The difference here is that you’re working with “softer” data: qualitative evidence, artifacts from the front line, and field work you conduct to fill gaps in your information. The answers you find will help you determine what strategies are best suited to help you overcome your ...