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

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This chapter provides a detailed literature review exploring the importance of data-driven decisionmaking 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 publicationResearch Anthology on Preparing School Administrators to Lead Quality Education Programs
Place of PublicationHershey PA USA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781799834397
ISBN (Print)9781799834380
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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