Data Leadership for K-12 Schools in a Time of Accountability

Data Leadership for K-12 Schools in a Time of Accountability

Evan G. Mense (Southeastern Louisiana University, USA) and Mindy Crain-Dorough (Southeastern Lousiana University, USA)
Release Date: December, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 332
ISBN13: 9781522531883|ISBN10: 1522531882|EISBN13: 9781522531890|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3188-3


The monitoring of data within educational institutions is essential to ensure the success of its students and faculty. By continually analyzing data, educational leaders can increase quality and productivity in their institutions.

Data Leadership for K-12 Schools in a Time of Accountability explores techniques and processes of educational data analysis and its application in developing solutions and systems for instructional concerns and next-generation learning. Providing extensive research covering areas such as data-driven culture, student accountability, and data dissemination, this unique reference is essential for principals, administrators, practitioners, academicians, students, and educational consultants looking to maximize their institution’s performance.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessment Literacy
  • Data Dissemination
  • Data Usage for Instruction
  • Data-Driven Culture
  • K-12 Education
  • Leadership
  • Student Accountability

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Evan G. Mense, Associate and Endowed Professor of Educational Leadership at Southeastern Louisiana University, is a graduate of Pittsburg State University and Saint Louis University. He started his career in higher education as an assistant professor at Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond LA. He is the Director of the Doctoral and Masters of Educational Leadership Program. His areas of academic interest include data driven decision making, educational leadership, and law. Dr. Mense has published in his areas of expertise in multiple arenas. He also presented in SRCEA and many other professional organizations in various topics in in educational leadership. He currently serves as a board member and President-Elect for SRCEA.
Mindy Crain-Dorough, an Associate and Endowed Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Technology at Southeastern Louisiana University, teaches doctoral and masters research methods courses (quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods) and has served as methodologist on over 70 dissertation committees. She completed a bachelor’s degree in secondary mathematics education, a master’s degree in applied statistics, a master’s degree in educational research methodology and a Doctorate of Philosophy in educational research methodology all from Louisiana State University. She was a Research Analyst at the Louisiana Department of Education for nine years in the areas of assessment, accountability, and data reporting. She has publications in varied areas (e.g., research methods instruction, measuring dispositions of prospective principals), has given numerous presentations to professional organizations, (e.g., AERA and MSERA), and has served as president of the Louisiana Education Research Association and Chair of the AERA Professors of Education Research SIG.