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The Data Coach’s Guide to Improving Learning for All Students: Unleashing the Power of Collaborative Inquiry

By Nancy Love, Katherine Stiles, Susan Mundry, Kathy DiRanna


The Data Coach’s Guide to Improving Learning for All Students provides detailed guidance for helping schools move away from unproductive data practices and toward examining data as a catalyst for systematic and continuous improvement in instruction and student learning. To help both current and aspiring data coaches facilitate school-based data teams and lead teachers in collaborative inquiry, the authors demonstrate a data model that has been field-tested and proven to be effective in:

  • Narrowing achievement gaps among students in all content areas and grade levels
  • Achieving strong, steady gains in local and state assessments in mathematics, science, and reading
  • Using data as a springboard for powerful conversations about race/ethnicity, class, education status, gender, and language differences
  • Developing shared values and a vision for creating a high-performing, data-informed school culture

This culturally responsive resource benefits staff developers, teachers, and administrators interested in creating change through effective data practices. It includes a CD-ROM keyed to the book, with templates, handouts, PowerPoint slides, resources, and sample goals and agendas.

Resource Details

Product Information

ISBN: 978-1-4129-5001-5
Copyright: 2007
Format: Trade Paper
Pages: 408
Publisher: Corwin

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Praise for this Resource

  • This book offers a compelling message of hope and resolve. The authors’ three-year journey in a multiplicity of diverse, underperforming, high-poverty schools across the nation has resulted in a treasure chest of knowledge and experiences about how to professionally develop data coaches in ways that benefit some of our most underserved students. This book provides powerful resources to those who have the belief, passion, and desire for implementing collaborative data inquiries in schools and districts.

    From the Foreword by Ruth S. Johnson