Kathryn Parker Boudett is lecturer on education and the director of the Data Wise Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her passion lies in supporting educators in working together effectively to improve learning and teaching. She leads institutes, online courses, and a coach certification program on the Data Wise Improvement Process. The process offers a systematic approach to improving classroom practice that engages educators in sustained collaborative inquiry and uses field-tested protocols to ensure that a wide range of data sources inform instructional improvement. Boudett is co-editor of Data Wise: A Step-By-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning, Revised and Expanded Edition (2013) with Richard Murnane and Elizabeth City; Data Wise in Action: Stories of Schools Using Data to Improve Teaching and Learning (2007) with Jennifer Steele; Key Elements of Observing Practice: A Data Wise Facilitator's Guide and DVD (2010) with Elizabeth City and Marcia Russell, and Meeting Wise: Making the Most of Collaborative Time for Educators (2014) with Elizabeth City (all published by Harvard Education Press). Boudett holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and a BA in Economics from Yale University.
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