Coherent district reform: A case study of two California school districts

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This article argues that whole district reform is possible in ways that increased student achievement results on standardized tests across two districts.

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Ezzani, Miriam March 13, 2015.

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This article argues that whole district reform is possible in ways that increased student achievement results on standardized tests across two districts.

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Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to enhance our understanding of districts that are implementing sustainable professional learning in data-driven decisionmaking (DDDM) to improve student achievement. The data-informed leadership framework, comprised of leadership practices that acknowledge the complexities that play into data use, guided the inquiry. Data collection included semi-structured interviews, observations, and documents. I argue that whole district reform is possible in ways that increased student achievement results on standardized tests across these two districts. Findings indicate that the confluence of: a focus on DDDM, systemic and comprehensive professional learning, and distributed leadership led to consistent student achievement gains over a 3 & 5-year period. This study suggests that sustainable professional learning in DDDM through structures and processes is critical to how district reform takes place to achieve equitable student results.

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  • Cogent Education, 2015. Oxfordshire, UK: Taylor & Francis

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  • Publication Title: Cogent Education
  • Volume: 2
  • Pages: 1-20
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Ezzani, Miriam. Coherent district reform: A case study of two California school districts, article, March 13, 2015; Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc987467/: accessed December 10, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Education.