When numbers become people, learners thrive Waves of data–indigestible, dehumanized, and disaggregated–are crashing into the education system every day, driving you to distraction. But imagine a world where you’re not being drowned by data, but inspired by it; where that data has a FACE and gives you focused information on how to reach every student. Sharratt and Fullan turn worldwide research into a road map for school leaders to use ongoing assessment to inform instruction and drive equity at the classroom, school, district, and state levels. Inside you will find  • A fresh look at data to incorporate new learning  • Updated case studies, figures, and vignettes  • Insights from more than 500 educators in answering the 3 research questions: Why do we put FACES on data? How do we put FACES on data? and What are the top three leadership skills needed to do this work?  • An integrated approach to using the 14 Parameters to enhance Deep Learning and critical thinking  • Tools for committing to “equity and excellence” FACES is about setting up the conditions for success in every classroom: identifying the right factors, at the right time, with the right resources. Its focus on student-centered data will help you:  ◦ Increase learners’ growth and achievement  ◦ improve engagement that results in students, teacher and leader empowerment  ◦ build cultures of learning  ◦ drive a learning environment of continuous improvement

From Information Glut to Well-Known FACES

From Information Glut to Well-Known FACES

Introduction

Two decades ago we concluded that what mattered most in accomplishing school success on a large scale was focus. That holds today, and we add to focus the importance of alignment and coherence across schools in a system, state, or nation.

Too many competing priorities came and went; systems became both fragmented and constantly overloaded. So we did begin to focus—on literacy and numeracy, for example, first in the York Region District School Board, then in Ontario as a whole system, and indeed in our work around the world. It paid off in results, as we shall see, but we discovered something even more important in the course of this work. To focus best, ...

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