Description : Uncover buried data to close the achievement gap! Standardized test scores only reveal part of the story. Many hidden factors contribute to the achievement gap and chronic low school performance. The authors dramatically illustrate how to mine data from nontraditional sources—disciplinary policies, teacher attendance, special education referrals, and more—to uncover and eliminate systemic inequities. This solution-focused guide helps teachers and leaders: Ask the right questions Verify data that affects graduation rates, special education placement, and the achievement of English learners Effectively analyze data to improve student achievement Challenge the status quo and take action
Description : This book describes the systems that perpetuate historical underachievement for the same demographic groups of students who have struggled for decades. For leaders who believe that all students deserve the best education regardless of family circumstance or zip code, this book will support for leaders developing equitable outcomes for all students.
Description : Equity expertise from premier educators This resource showcases key chapters from critically acclaimed Corwin publications written by stellar authors. These renowned educators believe in making education accessible and successful for all students and ultimately creating a stronger democratic society. Offering a unique perspective on overcoming barriers to student achievement, they share academic research, creative ideas, and concrete, practical strategies. Key topics include: The tools of cultural proficiency Courageous conversations about race How to analyze data to uncover and eliminate inequities Equity audits Powerful classroom strategies Reflecting on practice
Description : Engage diverse learners in your classroom with culturally responsive instruction! This second edition includes new or expanded coverage of Latino students, ELLs, immigrant students, race, and racial identity, and new coverage of standards-based, culturally responsive lesson planning and instruction, differentiated instruction, RTI, and the Common Core State Standards. Bonnie Davis helps all educators: Tailor instruction to their unique student population Reflect on their cultures and how this shapes their views of the world Cultivate a deeper understanding of race and racism in the U.S. Create culturally responsive instruction Understand how culture affects learning