Education for the Future

Over 22 publications by Dr. Victoria L. Bernhardt

Dr. Bernhardt and Bradley Geise at a book signing at ASCD Empower 18

California State University, Chico, Research Foundation

All of Dr. Bernhardt's work is informed by doing the hard work of improvement in learning organizations both nationally and internationally. Our books are inspired by and focused on practical implementation of school improvement strategies. 

Each book provides specific descriptions of the work, examples, facilitation guides, and further resources to build your capacity and keep the focus on getting the job done.

The book descriptions below include links to more information, sample chapters, and information on how to order.

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Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement

Recently updated! Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement, 4th Edition

Data Analysis 4th Edition

  • This is it! Considered to be the User's Guide to data analysis for Continuous School Improvement.
  • This book is used most frequently as part of our workshops and institutes. 
  • A step-by-step "how to" for the Continuous School Improvement framework.
  • Order Now at Routledge

Measuring What We Do In Schools: How To Know If What We Are Doing Is Making a Difference

Measuring What We Do In Schools

  • This book provides a roadmap of how to conduct comprehensive, system wide evaluations of programs and processes, and the necessary tools for implementing positive change.
  • Learn how to use data to direct the focus of teachers' and administrators' data-informed decision-making.
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Response to Intervention and Continuous School Improvement, 2nd Edition

RtI and CSI Response to Intervention

  • Implement RtI on a solid foundation of Continuous School Improvement.
  • This second edition spotlights the "Five Stages of RtI implementation" and is complemented by the robust online RtI Implementation Guide.
  • Includes more than 30 downloadable templates, examples, and resources.
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Data, Data Everywhere: Bringing All the Data Together for Continuous School Improvement

Data Data Everywhere

  • This easy-to-read primer describes what it takes to achieve student learning growth for all students. 
  • Provides a framework and summary of Continuous School Improvement.
  • Learn how data informs Continuous School Improvement and develop an appreciation of the various types of data and uses. 
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Creating Capacity for Learning and Equity in Schools With Adaptive Leadership

Creating Capacity for Learning and Equity in Schools

  • Successful educational leaders develop people, processes, culture, and structures in their schools.
  • Exploring three leadership approaches, this textbook prepares and develops leaders to engage school communities through effective instructional leadership, data-informed decision-making, and a vision for learning.
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Shifting to Common Core Literacy: Reconceptualizing How We Teach and Lead

Shifting to Common Core Literacy

  • Perfect for administrators, PD providers, and CCSS coaches, offering an evidence-based road map to Common Core success.
  • Investigate economic, societal, and educational benefits of the CCSS, discover strategies for implementation, and explore a more holistic approach to standards-based instruction.
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From Questions To Actions: Using Questionnaire Data for CSI

From Questions to Actions

  • A guide to doing perceptions data work in learning organizations.
  • Learn how to collect and analyze questionnaire data.
  • Includes examples, tools, and resources to support each step in the questionnaire data process.
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Translating Data into Information to Improve Teaching and Learning

Translating Data into Information

  • Think through the selection of the data elements and data tools needed to support quality decisions for improving teaching and learning.
  • Learn how to use data to help make decisions about strategies to improve student achievement.
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Using Data to Improve Student Learning, A Four-Part Series

Using Data to Improve Student Learning

  • Each book is focused on data analysis and Continuous School Improvement, and is targeted to a specific organizational level in education.
  • Included are 300 valuable tools for download.
  • Four Parts; School Districts, High Schools, Middle Schools, and Elementary Schools.
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The School Portfolio Toolkit: Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation

The School Portfolio Toolkit

  • Includes over 300 tools, strategies, templates, and examples for use in building school portfolios.
  • Use for planning, implementing, and evaluating Continuous School Improvement. 
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The School Portfolio: A Comprehensive Framework for School Improvement

The School Portfolio

  • A School Portfolio is the most effective way to ensure your school's success at systemic reform. 
  • This book will show you how to develop a school portfolio tailored to your particular school and vision.
  • Order Now from Routledge