This remarkable book defines a new framework for instructional reform using three core components-personalization, precision, and professional learning-to develop precise, data-driven classroom instruction personalized to every student.
Michael Fullan is special advisor on education to Dalton McGuinty, the premier of Ontario. He formerly served as dean and professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and from Nipissing University. Fullan currently works as adviser and consultant on several major education reform initiatives around the world. He bases his work on research and practice on both the public and private sectors, finding an increasing convergence in this literature. He has written several bestsellers on leadership and change that have been translated into several languages, and four of his books have won book of the year awards.
Peter Hill retired as secretary general of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority in December 2007. He has held numerous senior positions in school administration and educational research in Australia and the U.S., including as head of the school system in the State of Victoria, Australia, and as professor of leadership and management in the faculty of education of The Univesity of Melbourne. More recently he was director of research and development at the National Center on Education and Economy in the U.S. Over the past decade he has directed and assisted in a number of large-scale, comprehensive school improvement projects. His research interests are in the fields of assessment, school effectiveness and improvement, and instructional leadership.
Carmel Crevola is currently an independent, international literacy consultant, author, and researcher who works extensively in Australia, Canada, UK, and the U.S. Her focus is on assisting systems to align their assessment processes, instructional practices, and instructional leadership. Crevola has pioneered new approaches to data-driven literacy instruction and has led several large-scale school reform initiatives in both Australia and the U.S. A former school principal, she has 22 years of K - 9 classroom teaching experience.