Understanding, leading, and managing complexities in data-informed decision-making approaches at system and school levels

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    Schools today are complex in nature and require adaptive leadership strategies to deal with varied and frequent change that occurs within them. Currently, data-informed decision-making holds centre-stage in the discourse around school improvement (Schildkamp, Poortman, Ebbeler & Pieters, 2019). When discussing school improvement, research indicates that school data is an important factor that is used (Bryk, Gomez, Grunow & LeMahieu, 2015; Fernandes, 2019) to make educational decisions. This research study investigated how a network of schools use a common data-informed school improvement approach to guide their decision-making processes through enhanced networked governance structures and capabilities. The guiding question for this enquiry is: What are the organisational complexities in understanding, leading and managing data-informed decision-making approaches at system and school level?
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2021
    EventAmerican Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2021: Accepting Educational Responsibility - Virtual, Online, Washington DC, United States of America
    Duration: 8 Apr 20218 Apr 2021


    ConferenceAmerican Educational Research Association Annual Meeting 2021
    Abbreviated titleAERA 2021
    Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
    CityWashington DC
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