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The Data Team™ Procedure: A Systematic Approach to School Improvement

  • Kim Schildkamp
  • Adam Handelzalts
  • Cindy L. Poortman
  • Hanadie Leusink
  • Marije Meerdink
  • Maaike Smit
  • Johanna Ebbeler
  • Mireille D. Hubers

Part of the Springer Texts in Education book series (SPTE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. The Eight Steps of the Data Team™ Procedure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kim Schildkamp, Adam Handelzalts, Cindy L. Poortman, Hanadie Leusink, Marije Meerdink, Maaike Smit et al.
      Pages 3-6
    3. Kim Schildkamp, Adam Handelzalts, Cindy L. Poortman, Hanadie Leusink, Marije Meerdink, Maaike Smit et al.
      Pages 7-11
    4. Kim Schildkamp, Adam Handelzalts, Cindy L. Poortman, Hanadie Leusink, Marije Meerdink, Maaike Smit et al.
      Pages 13-17
    5. Kim Schildkamp, Adam Handelzalts, Cindy L. Poortman, Hanadie Leusink, Marije Meerdink, Maaike Smit et al.
      Pages 19-23
    6. Kim Schildkamp, Adam Handelzalts, Cindy L. Poortman, Hanadie Leusink, Marije Meerdink, Maaike Smit et al.
      Pages 25-32
    7. Kim Schildkamp, Adam Handelzalts, Cindy L. Poortman, Hanadie Leusink, Marije Meerdink, Maaike Smit et al.
      Pages 33-35
    8. Kim Schildkamp, Adam Handelzalts, Cindy L. Poortman, Hanadie Leusink, Marije Meerdink, Maaike Smit et al.
      Pages 37-40
    9. Kim Schildkamp, Adam Handelzalts, Cindy L. Poortman, Hanadie Leusink, Marije Meerdink, Maaike Smit et al.
      Pages 41-44
  3. Two Examples of the Data Team™ Procedure: Graduation Rates and English Language Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Kim Schildkamp, Adam Handelzalts, Cindy L. Poortman, Hanadie Leusink, Marije Meerdink, Maaike Smit et al.
      Pages 47-56
    3. Kim Schildkamp, Adam Handelzalts, Cindy L. Poortman, Hanadie Leusink, Marije Meerdink, Maaike Smit et al.
      Pages 57-68
  4. Integration into the Organization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Kim Schildkamp, Adam Handelzalts, Cindy L. Poortman, Hanadie Leusink, Marije Meerdink, Maaike Smit et al.
      Pages 71-77
    3. Kim Schildkamp, Adam Handelzalts, Cindy L. Poortman, Hanadie Leusink, Marije Meerdink, Maaike Smit et al.
      Pages 79-84

About this book

Introduction

This book describes the Data Team Procedure: a method for data-based decision making that can help schools to improve their quality. It involves the use of teams consisting of 4-6 teachers, 1-2 school leaders and a data expert. The members of the team collaboratively learn how to use data to solve an educational problem within the school, adopting a systematic approach. The data team procedure is an iterative and cyclic procedure consisting of eight steps. The data team members are trained in the data team procedure by a coach. The coach visits the data team’s school regularly for a meeting and facilitates working according to the systematic procedure. Teams participate in data analysis workshops for more specific support.

Divided into three parts, the book first describes the importance of data use and the data team procedure. Next, it describes two cases. The first case concerns a data team working on a school level problem: Reducing grade repetition. The second case concerns a data team working on a classroom level problem: low student achievement in English language. The last part of the book explains what it means to implement the data team procedure in the school, the conditions needed for implementing the data team procedure, and the factors that may hinder or support the use of data in data teams.

Keywords

collect data on grade repetition research in schools quantitative school data classroom observations school improvement data-driven decision making professional development improve English achievement results data-based decision making implement the data team procedure in the school

Authors and affiliations

  • Kim Schildkamp
    • 1
  • Adam Handelzalts
    • 2
  • Cindy L. Poortman
    • 3
  • Hanadie Leusink
    • 4
  • Marije Meerdink
    • 5
  • Maaike Smit
    • 6
  • Johanna Ebbeler
    • 7
  • Mireille D. Hubers
    • 8
  1. 1.University of Twente EnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of Twente EnschedeThe Netherlands
  3. 3.University of Twente EnschedeThe Netherlands
  4. 4.University of Twente EnschedeThe Netherlands
  5. 5.University of Twente EnschedeThe Netherlands
  6. 6.University of Twente EnschedeThe Netherlands
  7. 7.University of Twente EnschedeThe Netherlands
  8. 8.University of Twente EnschedeThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58853-7
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-58852-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-58853-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2366-7672
  • Series Online ISSN 2366-7680
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