Sutherland, S. (2004). Creating a culture of data use for continuous improvement: A case study of an Edison Project School. American Journal of Evaluation 25(3), 277-293. Retrieved March 2, 2007 from http://aje.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/25/3/277
The author explains how a school can promote and maintain a culture of evaluative practices and data use for continuous improvement. Sutherland examined qualitative data from a larger four year study examining comprehensive school reform in 12 Title 1 schools in three states. Researchers conducted interviews with state and district officials, superintendants, principals, teachers, staff, parents, and students. Among other findings, the researcher discovered that maintaining a multidimensional view of educational change is essential in order to better investigate and evaluate efforts to improve school processes and achievement.
Culture of Collaboration, Culture of Inquiry, Expectations for Data Use