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Vincent Cho

assistant professor
educational leadership and higher education department


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EDUCATION 
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
M.Ed., University of Houston
B.A., Boston College

RESEARCH INTERESTS
In light of increasing expectations that teachers engage in "data-based" or "data-driven" decision making, Vincent Cho investigates the technologies, leadership practices, and district policies that support data use. The end goal of his research is to help schools and educators make the most out of what they know about their students.

AWARDS
American Educational Research Association, Organizational Theory SIG, Best Paper Award. Districts’ efforts for data use and computer data system:  The role of sensemaking in system use and implementation. (2012)

American Educational Research Association, Division H, Outstanding Publication Award. Improving data use in NISD: Becoming a data-informed district. (2011)
 
American Educational Research Association, Division H, Outstanding Publication Award. The data-informed district: A district-wide evaluation of data use in the Natrona County School District. (2008)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

BOOK
Sergiovanni, T. J., Starratt, R., & Cho, V. (2013). Supervision: A redefinition (9th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Chapter 3: Issues around “data-driven” decision making in supervision;
Chapter 4: Issues around cultural responsiveness;
Chapter 8: Supervisors’ perspectives on the assessment of student learning; and Chapter 12: Central office support for supervision.

BOOK CHAPTERS
Wayman, J. C., Cho, V., & Richards, M. P. (2010). Student data systems and their use for educational improvement. In P. Peterson, E. Baker, & B. McGraw (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education (Vol. 8, pp. 14-20). Oxford: Elsevier.

Wayman, J. C., & Cho, V. (2008). Preparing Educators to Effectively Use Student Data Systems. In Kowalski, T. J., & Lasley, T. J. (Eds.). Handbook on data-based decision making in education. New York: Routledge.

JOURNAL ARTICLES
Cho, V., & Wayman, J. C. (2014). Districts’ efforts for data use and computer data systems: The role of sensemaking in system use and implementation. Teachers College Record, 116 (2). Retrieved from http://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentId=17349

Wayman, J. C., Cho, V., Jimerson, J. B., & Spikes, D. D. (2012). District-wide effects of data use in the classroom. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 20 (25).

Wayman, J.C., Jimerson, J.B., & Cho, V. (In Press). Organizational considerations in establishing the data-informed district. School Effectiveness and School Improvement.

POLICY REPORTS
von Eschenbach, W., & Cho, V. (2008). Senate Higher Education Subcommittee interim report to the 81st Texas Legislature. Austin: The Senate of Texas.

von Eschenbach, W., Whitaker, B., Cho, V., Brown, J., Gonzales, R. (2008). Senate Finance Higher Education Subcommittee interim report to the 81st Texas Legislature. Austin: The Senate of Texas.

CONFERENCE PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS
Cho, V. (2013, November). School administrators’ use of Twitter for professional learning: A structurational perspective. Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Convention of the University Council for Educational Administration, Indianapolis, IN.

Cho, V. & Wayman, J. C. (2013, November). District leadership for computer data systems: Technical, social, and organizational challenges in implementation. Paper presented at the 2013 Annual Convention of the University Council for Educational Administration, Indianapolis, IN.