Investigating the role of data-driven decision-making within school improvement processes

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    Abstract

    This chapter provides a detailed literature review exploring the importance of data-driven decision-making processes in current Australian school improvement processes within a context of evidence-based organizational change and development. An investigation into the concept of decision-making and its effect on organizational culture is conducted as change and development are considered to be the new constants in the current discourse around continuous school improvement in schools. In a close examination of literature, this chapter investigates how key factors such as collaboration, communication, and organizational trust are achieved through data-driven decision-making within continuous school improvement processes. The critical role of leadership in sustaining data cultures is also examined for its direct impact on continuous school improvement processes based on evidence-based organizational change and development practices. Future implications of data-driven decision-making to sustain continuous school improvement and accountability processes in Australian schools are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEvidence-Based Initiatives for Organizational Change and Development
    EditorsRobert G. Hamlin, Andrea D. Ellinger, Jenni Jones
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIGI Global
    Chapter10
    Pages201-219
    Number of pages19
    ISBN (Electronic)9781522561569
    ISBN (Print)9781522561552
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Publication series

    NameAdvances in Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage (ABSCA) Book Series
    ISSN (Print)2327-3429
    ISSN (Electronic)2327-3437

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