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WCER Working Papers

Formative Feedback Systems and the New Instructional Leadership
Richard Halverson, Reid B. Prichett, Jeffery G. Watson
May 2007
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The Roles and Practices of Student Services Staff as Data-Driven Instructional Leaders
Richard Halverson, Christopher N. Thomas
February 2007
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Distributed Leadership Perspective on How Leaders Use Artifacts to Create Professional Community in Schools
Richard Halverson
August 2006
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The New Instructional Leadership: Creating Data-Driven Instructional Systems in Schools
Richard Halverson, Reid Prichett, Jeffrey Grigg, Chris Thomas
September 2005
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Original Grant Proposal

CAREER: Data-Driven Instructional Systems - Accessing How School Leaders Develop Local Capacity to Influence Instruction [Download PDF]

Links to Data Driven Instructional Resources

Research on Data Driven School Improvement

Curricular Resources for a DDIS Data Warehousing, Collection, and Processing Services
  • Center for Performance Assessment - This private educational organization helps individuals, schools and, other corporations by supplying a range of data based services.

  • DATA-DRIVEN DECISION MAKING (D3M) - The Data-Driven Decision Making Gateway provides access to a number of services for educators looking to enhance their schools through better data use.

Papers by Dr. Richard Halverson

Collins, A. & Halverson, R. (2009) Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology: The Digital Revolution and Schooling in America, Teachers College Press: New York.

Collins, A. & Halverson, R. (2009) Technology supports for lifelong learning. E. Baker, B. McGaw and P. Peterson, (Eds.). International Encyclopedia of Education.  Elsevier Press: Oxford.

Halverson, R. (2009). School formative feedback systems. Peabody Journal of Education.

Halverson, R. & Smith, A. (2009) How new technologies have (and have not)  changed teaching and learning in schools. Journal of Computing in Teacher Education.

Halverson, R., Feinstein, N. & Meshoulam, D. (2009).  School leadership for science education.  In G. DeBoer (Ed.) Handbook of Research in Science Education. Information Age Press: Charlotte, NC.

Hamilton, L., Halverson, R., Jackson, S., Mandinach, E., Supovitz, J., and Wayman, J. (under review). Using student achievement data to support instructional decision making  (NCEE 2009-XXXX). Washington, DC: National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved from http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/publications/practiceguides/

Halverson, R. & Thomas, C. (2007). The roles and practices of student services staff as data-driven instructional leaders. In M. Mangin and S. Stoelinga (Eds.) Instructional teachers leadership roles: Using research to inform and reform.  Teachers College Press: New York. 163-200.

Halverson, R. (2007) "How Leaders Use Artifacts to Structure Professional Community in Schools." In L.Stoll and K.S. Louis (Eds.), Professional learning communities: Divergence, detail and difficulties, 93-105. London: Open University Press.

Halverson, R. (2007) "Systems of Practice and Professional Community: The Adams Case." In J.P. Spillane and J. Diamond (Eds.), Distributed leadership in practice, 35-63. New York: Teachers College Press. (Adapted from Halverson, 2003 [12]).

Madda, C., Halverson, R., and Gomez, L. (2007) "Exploring Coherence as an Organizational Resource for Carrying out Reform Initiatives." Teachers College Record, 109 (8), 1957-79.

Halverson, R.  (2007). A distributed leadership perspective on how leaders use artifacts to create professional community in schools.  In L. Stoll and K. S. Louis (Eds.) Professional learning communities: Divergence, detail and difficulties. Maidenhead: Open University Press. 93-105.

Halverson, R., Grigg, J., Prichett, R., & Thomas, C. (2007). The new instructional leadership: Creating data-driven instructional systems in schoolsJournal of School Leadership 17(2). 159-193.

Halverson, R. (September, 2005) " What Can K-12 School Leaders Learn from Video Games and Gaming? " Innovate 1(6) http://www.innovateonline.info/index.php?view=article&id=81.

Halverson, R. & Rah, Y. (2005) "Representing leadership for social justice: The case of Franklin School." Journal of Cases in School Leadership, 8(1) Spring 2005. http://dssl.wceruw.org/

Halverson, R. (2004) "Accessing, documenting and communicating the phronesis of school leadership practice." American Journal of Education 111 (1), 90-112.

Halverson, R. & Clifford, M. (2004) "Evaluation in the wild: A distributed cognition perspective on teacher assessment." Paper presented at the 2004 University Council of Educational Administration Annual Conference: Kansas City, MO.

Halverson, R., Kelley, C. & Kimball, S. (2004) " Implementing teacher evaluation systems: How principals make sense of complex artifacts to shape local instructional practice." In W.K. Hoy and C. G. Miskel (Eds.) Research and Theory in Educational Administration, Volume 3. Greenwich, CT.: Information Age Press. 2004.

Halverson, R., Linnekin, B. Spillane, J. & Gomez, L. (2004) "Multimedia cases of practice: On-line learning opportunities for school leaders." Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership 7(1) Spring 2004.

Shaffer, D., Squire, K., Halverson, R., & Gee, J. (2004) "Video games and the future of learning." Games and Professional Practice Simulations White Paper.

Spillane, J.P., Halverson, R., & Diamond, J.B. (2004) "Towards a Theory of Leadership Practice: A Distributed Perspective."
Journal of Curriculum Studies, 36(1), 3-34.

Halverson, R., (2003, October 10). "Systems of practice: How leaders use artifacts to create professional community in schools." Education Policy Analysis Archives, 11 (37).

Halverson, R. (2002). Representing phronesis: Supporting instructional leadership practice in schools. Doctoral Dissertation: Northwestern University: Evanston, IL.

Spillane, J. P., Halverson, R., and Diamond, J. B. (2001) "Investigating School Leadership Practice: A Distributed Perspective." Educational Researcher, 30 (3). April 2001

Halverson, R. & Gomez, L. (2001) "Phronesis and Design: How Practical Wisdom is Disclosed through Collaborative Design." Paper presented at the 2001 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Seattle WA.

Halverson, R. & Gomez, L.M. (1998) "Technology and schools." Digital Infrastructures Think Papers: Metropolitan Chicago Group.

Presentations

Halverson, R. (2008) "The New Instructional Leadership: Schools, Teachers and Learning in the Age of NCLB." Paper presented at the Institute for Learning, May 2, Madison, WI.

Halverson, R. & Sorensen, K. N. (2008) "How Public Displays of Student Achievement and Demographic Data are Transforming Districts, Schools and Communities ." Paper presented at the 2008 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, March 27, New York, NY.

Halverson, R., Grigg, J., Thomas, C., Sorensen, K. N. ,& Liou, Y. (2008) "Distributed Leadership and Power: A New Lens for how School Leaders Create the Capacity to use Data in Schools ." Paper presented at the 2008 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, March 26, New York, NY.

Halverson, R. (2007) "The Power of Artifacts: Two Models for how Leaders Develop the Capacity to use Data in Schools." Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the University Council of Educational Administration. November 11, Alexandria, VA.

Halverson, R. (2006) "Constructing Data-Driven Instructional Systems in Schools." Paper presented at the University Council of Educational Administration, November 12, Washington, D.C.

Halverson, R. (2006) "The New Instructional Leadership: Repurposing Student Services." Paper presented at the University Council of Educational Administration, November 10, San Antonio, TX.

Halverson, R. (2006) "The New Instructional Leadership: Constructing Data-Driven Instructional Systems in Schools." Paper presented at the National Conference of Professors of Educational Administration, July 27, Washington, D.C.

Halverson, R. (2006) "A Distributed Leadership Perspective on Creating Professional Community in Schools." Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Conference, April 7, San Francisco, CA.

Halverson, R. (2005) "A Distributed Leadership Perspective on How Leaders Use Artifacts to Create Professional Community in Schools." Paper presented at the 2005 Annual Conference of the University Council of Educational Administration. November 11, Nashville, TN. 

Halverson, R. & Clifford, M. (2004) " Evaluation in the wild: A distributed cognition perspective on teacher assessment." Paper presented at the 2004 University Council of Educational Administration Annual Conference: Kansas City, MO.

Halverson, R., Madda, K. and Gomez, L. (2004) "Exploring coherence as an organizational resource for carrying out reform initiatives." Paper presented at the 2004 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 14, San Diego, CA.

Halverson, R. (2004) "How the Situation of Practice Shapes the Implementation of New Policies in Schools." Paper presented at the 2004 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 14, San Diego, CA.

Halverson, R. (2003) "Representing Leadership for Social Justice: The Case of Franklin School." Paper presented at the 2003 University Council of Educational Administration Annual Meeting, November 16, Portland, OR.

Halverson, R, Kelly, C., & Kimball, S. (2003) "Implementing Teacher Evaluation Systems: How Principals Make Sense of Complex Artifacts to Shape Local INstructional Practice." Paper presented at the 2003 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 8, Chicago, IL.

Halverson, R. (2003) "Multimedia Narratives of Practice: On-line Learning Opportunities for School Leaders." Paper presented at the 2003 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 8, Chicago, IL.

Gomez, L. & Halverson, R. (2003) "The Tensions in Committing to Principled Research for Practice." Paper presented at the 2003 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, April 8, Chicago, IL.

Halverson, R. (2002) "Phronesis, Artifacts and Leadership Practice." Paper presented at the 2002 University Council of Educational Administration Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Halverson, R. (2002) "Building Professional Community: An Artifact-Based Perspective on School Leadership." Paper presented at the 2002 University Council of Educational Administration Conference, Nov 10, Pittsburgh, PA.

Halverson, R. & Gomez, L. (2001) "Phronesis and Design: How Practical Wisdom is Disclosed through Collaborative Design." Paper presented at the 2001 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Seattle WA.