What’s the best way to know what’s going on in schools? The answer, of course, is to visit the school, talk to the staff and students, and observe the learning process. What’s the easier way? Looking at proficiency data. For better or worse, standardized test scores are simple for anyone to access, typically a link or two away on the web. But as Mitch Slater, Co-Founder and CEO of Levered Learning, pointed out in his edWebinar “A Little Data is a Dangerous Thing: What State Test Score Summaries Do and Don’t Say About Student Learning,” looking at data from one set of assessment scores without context is virtually meaningless. While educators should track performance data to help inform their overall view on a district, school, or class, they need to keep in mind basic data analysis principles to ensure that they aren’t getting a false image of their students’ achievement.
How can you prepare your students for a data-rich future? In this edWebinar learn how you can bring data experiences into your classroom.
In this edWebinar, Mitch Slater discusses common pitfalls of data analysis and present best practices for looking at your school’s or district’s scores.
In this edWebinar, presenters Rachel Powell, Manager of Curriculum and Instruction PreK-5; and Sandra Velásquez, District Instructional Technology Coach, and Kelly Urlacher, Senior Curriculum Designer at DreamBox Learning, share strategies to help your district create a path to success for all learners,
In this edWebinar, Dr. Dianne Henderson, a psychometrician experienced in innovative test design, puts the science of assessment into meaningful terms for today’s education leaders.
In this edWebinar, Alistair Van Moere, Ph.D., Chief Product Officer for MetaMetrics, discuss single data points vs. trends in data; what influences data points and how to chart growth.
In this edWebinar, Cindy Golden, Ed.D., University of West Florida faculty member and autism consultant at Florida State University’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), discusses her new Data Collection Toolkit.