Align the Design: A Blueprint for School Improvement

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ASCD, 2008 - Education - 202 pages
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Regardless of where you are in your school improvement process, here's a book that helps you make sure you have all the right elements working for you in the right way. The authors take you through the core processes that are essential for all school improvement efforts from establishing your mission to differentiating your supervision based on measures of success. To assist your improvement effort, the book equips you with a set of power tools that every school leader should have, including: * A nine-step curriculum planning and development process * The 5 phases of a practical cycle for data analysis * A black folder of spreadsheets for organizing and standardizing data * An outline and preparation steps for conducting a data consultation among school and district leaders * Walkthroughs and look fors for powerful professional development
  

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Contents

Developing Curriculum Leadership and Design
1
Aligning the Design for School Improvement
26
Making Sense of the Data
42
Providing Accountability for the Data
61
Working the Plan for School Improvement
79
Developing Powerful Professional Development
93
Supervising Teaching Learning and People
123
Creating Leaders for School Improvement
148
Appendix B Sample School Por tfolio
170
Appendix C Preparing for a Data Consultation
172
Appendix D School Improvement Plan Overview
177
Appendix E Questions and Answers AboutDisplays of Student Work
181
Appendix F Examples of Weekly Messages
184
References
190
Index
194
About the Authors
201

Appendix A Sample State of the Schools Report
166

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