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

Leadership—Individualizing for Improvement

Leadership—Individualizing for Improvement

In previous chapters we detailed the skills and practices that underlie our improvement drivers 1 and 2—assessment and instruction. Here we look at improvement driver 3—leadership—as identified by our research respondents, beginning with the Kingsthorpe State School case study. For another related example click on QR Code 5.1 and read the St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School case study.

QR Code 5.1: St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Leading-by-Example Case Study

A. School Context

Kingsthorpe State School is located in a fast growing community within the Darling Downs South-West Region of the Queensland Department of Education, Australia. The K–6 school’s enrolment is 230 students and growing rapidly.

The student demographics rating for Kingsthorpe is 969, below the national average of 1,000 as identified through the national ...

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