Acknowledged author Theodore J. Kowalski wrote Data-Driven Decisions and School Leadership: Best Practices for School Improvement comprising 288 pages back in 2007. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0205496687 and 9780205496686. Since then Data-Driven Decisions and School Leadership: Best Practices for School Improvement textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $28.59 or rent at the marketplace.
The book provides a unique contribution to the literature in this field in that the studies of decision theory and data-based decision making are integrated. Focusing on educators assuming leadership roles in school improvement, the book’s content is equally relevant for administrators, supervisors, and teachers.
The book, however, is centered on data-driven decision making, both as a requirement of the No Child Left Behind Act and as a normative professional standard. Issues related to accumulating, storing, and protecting data in districts and schools also are covered. Applications in administration, supervision, and teaching are demonstrated.