Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-284) and index.
Machine generated contents note: About the AuthorsAcknowledgmentsPrefaceIntroduction: A New Lens by Michael W. CorriganI. Assessment1. The Paradoxes, Oxymorons, and Myths of Education2. The 7 Dimensions to Guiding Systemic Data-Driven Thinking3. Connecting the Dots to Achievement DataII. Improvement4. The 4C's Framework for Shared Leadership and Planning5. The C of Curriculum6. The C of Community7. The C of Climate8. The C of CharacterIII. Achievement9. Gearing Up for Systemic SuccessReferencesAppendixIndex.
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