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Aporia Consulting Ltd. maintains an active research and writing program. Below is a small sample of publications authored by the Aporia principals and organized by category:

Accountability - Assessment - Educational Change - Evaluation - Learning - Networked PLCs


Accountability

• Katz, S. and Dack, L.A. (2014). Towards a culture of inquiry for data use in schools: Breaking down professional learning barriers through intentional interruption. Studies in Educational Evaluation, 42.

• Dunn, R., Ben Jaafar, S., Earl, L. and Katz, S. (2013). Towards evidence-informed decisions: Using networks to create coherence between ministry policy and district practice. In Schildkamp, K., Lai, M. and Earl, L. (Eds.), International perspectives on data use. London: Springer.

• Earl, L. and Katz, S. (2010). Creating a culture of inquiry. In Blankstein, A., Houston, P. and Cole, R. (Eds.), Data enhanced leadership. Thousand Oaks, Corwin.

• Earl, L. (2002) Data, Data Everywhere (And We Don't Know What To Do): Using Data for Wise Decisions in Schools. In P. De Broucker and A. Sweetman (Eds.), Towards Evidence-based Policy for Canadian Education. Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press

• Earl, L. (2002). Accountability: Where Do Teachers Fit? Victoria Australia: IARTV Publication

• Earl, L. & Katz, S. (2006). Leading schools in a data-rich world: Harnessing data for school improvement. Thousand Oaks: Corwin.

• Earl, L. & Katz, S. (2005). Leadership capacities in a data-rich world. Principal Leadership. NASSP.

• Earl, L. & Katz, S. (2002). Leading schools in a data-rich world. In K. Leithwood and P. Hallinger (Eds.), Second international handbook of leadership and administration. Dordrecht: Kluwer.

• Earl, L., Katz, S. & Ben Jaafar, S. (2008). Facilitator’s Guide for Leading Schools in a Data-Rich World. Thousand Oaks: Corwin.

• Katz, S. (2008). Improving schools in a data-rich world. EQAO Connects, Winter.

• Katz, S. & Earl, L. (2007). Redefining educational accountability. The Register, 9 (1).

• Leithwood, K. & Earl, L. (Eds.) (2001). Is accountability in schools a good thing for kids? Orbit.

• Leithwood, K. & Earl, L. (Eds.) (2000). Educational accountability effects: An international perspective. Peabody Journal of Education, 75 (4).

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Assessment

• Katz, S. and Herman, J. (2016). Technology and Assessment for and as Learning: A Professional Learning Initiative. The Lakehead District School Board.

• Earl, L. and Katz, S. (2008). Getting to the core of learning: Using assessment for self-monitoring and self-regulation. In Swaffield, S. (Ed.), Unlocking assessment. Cambridge.

• Earl, L., Volante, L., and Katz, S. (2011). Understanding assessment for learning: What does it take to unleash its promise. Education Canada.

• Earl, L. (2004) Assessment for Learning in Secondary Schools. Curriculum Bulletin, 2 (2).

• Earl, L. (2004) Assessment for Learning: Harnessing the tensions. Curriculum Bulletin, 2 (2).

• Earl, L. (2003). Assessment as learning: Using classroom assessment to maximize student learning. Thousand Oaks: Corwin.

• Earl, L. & Katz, S. (2008). Getting to the core of learning: Using assessment for self-monitoring and self-regulation. In Swaffield, S. (Ed.), Unlocking assessment. Cambridge.

• Earl, L. & Katz, S. (2006). Rethinking classroom assessment with purpose in mind: Assessment for learning, assessment of learning, assessment as learning. WNCP.
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• Earl, L. & Katz, S. (2000). Changing classroom assessment: Teachers' struggles. In N. Bascia and A. Hargreaves (Eds.), The sharp edge of educational change: Teaching, leading and the realities of reform. London: Falmer.

• Earl, L. & Lafleur, C. (Eds.) (2000). Classroom Assessment. Orbit, 30 (4).

• Hargreaves, A., Earl, L. & Schmidt, M. (2002). Four perspectives on classroom assessment reform. American Educational Research Journal, 39 (1).

• Katz, S., Earl, L. & Olson, D. (2001). The paradox of classroom assessment: A challenge for the 21st century. McGill Journal of Education, 36 (1), 13-26.

• Lafleur, C., Earl, L. & Katz, S. (Eds., 2006). Making classroom assessment work for student learning, 36 (2).

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Educational Change

• Katz, S. and Dack, L.A. (2016). Learning more about Supervisory Officer Learning. The Ontario Provincial Supervisory Officers Association.

• Katz, S. and Dack, L.A. (2015). What are we learning about Supervisory Officer Learning? Learning about how the SO school visit can build principal and vice-principal instructional leadership capacity. The Ontario Provincial Supervisory Officers Association.

• Katz, S. and Dack, L. (2013). Learning about increasing engagement and attendance in FNMI students in Northwestern Ontario schools. Ontario Ministry of Education/NOEL.

• Earl, L., Katz, S. & Dack, L. (2013). Facilitating knowledge mobilization in professional learning. Knowledge Network of Applied Educational Research (KNAER).

• Earl, L., Freeman, S., Lasky, S., Sutherland, S. and Torrance, N. (2002). Policy, Politics, Pedagogy and People: Early Perceptions and Challenges of Large-scale Reform in Ontario Secondary Schools. Toronto: Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation.

• Earl, L. and Lee, L. (2000). Learning, for a change. Improving Schools, 3 (1).

• Earl, L. & Fullan, M. (2003). Leadership for large-scale reform. Cambridge Journal of Education, 33 (3).

• Earl, L., Watson, N. & Katz, S. (2003). Large-scale education reform: Life cycles and implications for sustainability. Reading: Centre for British Teachers (CfBT).

• Fullan, M. & Earl, L. (Eds.) (2002). United Kingdom national literacy and numeracy strategies: Large-scale reform. Journal of Educational Change, 3 (1).

• Hargreaves, A., Earl, L., Moore, S. & Manning, S. (2000). Learning to change: Beyond subjects and standards. San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

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Evaluation

• Katz, S., Dack, L.A. and Malloy, J. (2017). The intelligent, responsive leader. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

• Dack, L.A. and Katz, S. (2016). Learning about leadership one small move at a time. Principal Connections, 20 (1).

• Katz, S. and Dack, L.A. (2016). The learning conversations protocol: An intentional interruption strategy for enhanced collaborative learning. The Capacity Building Series, (46). The Ontario Ministry of Education.

• Katz, S. and Foster, L. (2015). Student Preparedness Upon Graduation. Avon Maitland District School Board.

• Katz. S. and Dack, L.A. (2011). Research Report: Working together to translate research to practice: Early learning. Toronto Region Professional Network Centre.

• Katz. S. and Dack, L.A. (2011). Research Report: The practitionerâ™s voice on the ECE/teacher relationship in implementing the Ontario full-day early learning kindergarten program in year one. Toronto Region Professional Network Centre.

• Katz, S. and Dack, L.A. (2009). Research Report: A Learning Network Implementation Study: The Case of the GAPPRS Networked Learning Community. The District School Board of Niagara.

• Katz, S. and Dack, L. A. (2009). Research Report: What are we Learning About YRDSB Learning Network Implementation? York Region District School Board.

• Earl, L. Ballantyne, P. and Temperley, J. (2007). Stimulating Innovation in Next Practice. Bulletin #1 from the External Evaluation of Next Practice. Innovation Unit (UK).

• Earl, L. Ballantyne, P. and Temperley, J. (2007). Incubating Innovation: Supporting Next Practice in the Field. Bulletin #2 from the External Evaluation of Next Practice. Innovation Unit (UK).

• Earl, L. Ballantyne, P. and Temperley, J. (2008). Next Practice in Action. Bulletin #3 from the External Evaluation of Next Practice. Innovation Unit (UK)

• Earl, L., Dack, L. & Elgie, S. (2008). Evaluation of ESCPP Implementation Phase: Establishing Productive Partnerships and Working Relationships. Toronto District School Board.

• Earl, L., Katz, S., Elgie, S., Ben Jaafar, S., Foster, L. (2006). How Networked Learning Communities Work—Volume 1: The Report. National College for School Leadership. Click here to view online

• Earl, L. Torrance, N., Sutherland, S., Fullan, M. and Ali, S. (2003). Manitoba School Improvement Program: Final Evaluation Report. Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation.

• Earl, L., Watson. N. Levin, B., Leithwood, K. and Fullan, M. (2003). Watching and Learning 3: The Final Report of the OISE/UT External Evaluation of the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies. Department for Education and Skills, England.

• Cousins, J.B. & Earl, L. (Eds.) (1995). Participatory evaluation in education: Studies of evaluation use and organizational learning. London: Falmer.

• Katz, S. and Dack, L.A. (2008). Learning “on behalf of “ one another: A study of the WING Learning Network. York Region District School Board.

• Katz, S. and Dack, L.A. (2007). Research Report: MAPLE networked learning community. York Region District School Board.

• Katz, S. & Earl, L. (2006). Data-driven decision-making: A needs assessment. Greater Toronto Area Professional Network Centre: Ontario, Canada.

• Katz, S. & Earl, L. (2006). Classroom assessment: A needs assessment. Greater Toronto Area Professional Network Centre: Ontario, Canada.

• Katz, S., Sutherland, S. & Earl, L. (2005. Towards an evaluation habit of mind: Mapping the journey. Teachers College Record, 107 (10), 2326-2350.

• Katz, S., Sutherland, S.& Earl, L. (2002). Developing an evaluation habit of mind. The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 17 (2).

• Sutherland, S. & Katz, S. (2006). Concept-mapping: A methodological catalyst for organizational learning. Evaluation and Program Planning, 28 (3).

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Learning

• Katz, S. and Foster, L. (2015). Student Preparedness Upon Graduation. Avon Maitland District School Board.

• Katz, S. and Dack, L.A. (2013). Intentional interruption: Breaking down learning barriers to transform professional practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

â Peskin, J., Katz, S. and Lazare, G. (2009). Curriculum, coherence, and collaboration: Building a professional learning community among instructors in initial teacher education. Teaching Educational Psychology, 5 (2).

• Katz, S. & Foster, L. (2004). Locating the child in the curriculum. Journal of Teaching and Learning. 1 (4), 17-36.

• Katz, S. (2002). Reconnecting the child and the curriculum: Places of paradox. Curriculum and Teaching, 17 (1), 5-20.

• Olson, D. & Katz, S. (2001). The fourth folk pedagogy. In B. Torff & R. Sternberg (Eds.), Understanding and teaching the intuitive mind: Student and teacher learning. Mahwah: Erlbaum.

• Stoll, L., Fink, D. & Earl, L. (2003). It's about learning; And it's about time. London: Falmer.

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Networked Professional Learning Communities


• Katz, S. (2015). Networking for school improvement. International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences.

• Katz, S. (2013). Building instructional leadership capacity through Networked Learning Communities. DSBN/Ontario

• Katz, S. (2010). Together is better ... sometimes: Building and sustaining impactful learning communities within and across schools. Staff Development Council of Ontario Connections.

• Katz, S., Dack, L.A. and Earl, L. (2009). Networked learning communities to foster learning for teachers and their students. Principal Connections, 12.

• Katz, S. and Earl, L. (2010). Learning about networked learning communities. School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 21 (1).

• Aporia Consulting Ltd. (Eds., 2005). International perspectives on networked learning. National College for School Leadership.
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• Earl, L. & Katz, S. (2007). Leadership in networked learning communities. School Leadership and Management, 27 (3).

• Earl, L. & Katz, S. (2006). How networked learning communities work. Centre for Strategic Education series, #155.

• Earl, L. & Katz, S. (2005).What makes a network a learning network? National College for School Leadership.
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• Katz, S. & Earl, L. (2007). Creating new knowledge: Evaluating networked learning communities. Education Canada, Winter.
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• Katz, S. & Earl, L. (2006). The role of the superintendent in supporting networked learning communities and beyond. York Region District School Board: Ontario, Canada.

• Katz, S., Earl, L. & Dack, L. (2008). Networking to build local capacity. Greater Toronto Area Professional Network Centre.

• Katz, S., Earl, L. & Ben Jaafar, S. (2009). Building and Connecting Learning Communities: The power of networks for school improvement. Thousand Oaks: Corwin.

• Katz, S., Earl, L., Ben Jaafar, S., Elgie, S., Foster, L., Halbert, J. and Kaser, L. (2008). Learning networks of schools: The key enablers of successful knowledge communities. The McGill Journal of Education, 43(2)

• Katz, S. & Hands, C. (2007). Scaling up from one network to many: The establishement of networked learning communities within the district. York Region District School Board.

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