Celio, M. B. & Harvey, J. (2005). Buried treasure: Developing a management guide from mountains of school data. University of Washington. Seattle, WA.
This report provides useful information on developing a school district management guide as well as an actual guide focused on seven evidence-based indicators: achievement, elimination of the achievement gap, student attraction to the school, student engagement with the school, student retention and completion, teacher attraction and retention, and funding equity. The report also includes several implications from the analyses of the role of indicators in the management system described. The authors conclude that indicator development encourages educators to think of new ways to assess accountability and to move beyond bottom-line assessment systems.
Data Systems, Leadership, Multi-level Data Use, Tools