A practical and visionary look at creative educational leadership in today’s digital environment FeaturesCritical questions at the beginning of each chapter help readers focus on key objectives. Case studies with discussion questions and activities provide opportunities for readers to analyze applied situations. End-of-chapter learning aids include Key Principles for Leaders to Know sections that summarize each chapter's content and Web Resources that provide links to additional information.
Chapter 4: Designing and Using Academic Information Systems: Providing Decision Support Systems for Educational Leaders
Designing and Using Academic Information Systems: Providing Decision Support Systems for Educational Leaders
Educators have long been masters of data collection. Student files are filled with grades, test data, vital statistics, absence records, and the like, and voluminous reports are sent from schools to districts, from districts to states, and from states to the federal government. Most record keeping is transaction based—recording what occurred—and executed in order to comply with legal obligations. No Child Left Behind and state accountability systems have increased the sophistication of data collection and management, but educational leaders still do not have real-time data at their fingertips that can be analyzed on a timely basis for administrative and learning ...