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A Little Data is a Dangerous Thing: What State Test Score Summaries Do and Don’t Say About Student Learning
Wednesday October 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Mitch Slater, Co-Founder and CEO of Levered Learning, 20-year veteran Teacher and Administrator
Hosted by Christina Luke, Director of Program and Product Evaluation, Digital Promise
Sponsored by Digital Promise
State assessment data can provide critical information about the efficacy of our schools’ and districts’ instructional programs, but often the way that data is summarized, packaged, and presented hides the real story of student achievement. In this edWebinar, Mitch Slater, Co-Founder and CEO of Levered Learning and 20-year veteran teacher and administrator, discusses the common pitfalls of data analysis and summaries, and present best practices for looking at your school’s or district’s scores.
The session ends with a brief summary of how Digital Promise has used state test data from pilot schools to better understand the impact of Levered Learning’s integrated math program on student learning. This recorded session will be of particular benefit to kindergarten and elementary school teachers, and school and district leaders.
About the Presenters
Mitch Slater is the CEO and co-founder of Levered Learning, an education company facilitating best instructional practices through classroom-tested, all-in-one blended learning systems. Before starting Levered, Mitch enjoyed a 20-year career as a classroom teacher and administrator in grades 3-12. Levered’s unique instructional approach is based on a pencil and paper adaptive curriculum that Mitch developed and fine-tuned for 12 years in his own classroom. As a result of his educational background in the sciences, Mitch is also a self-proclaimed data nerd.
About the Host
Christina Luke, Ph.D. leads the Marketplace Research initiative at Digital Promise which is focused on increasing the amount of evidence in the edtech marketplace. Before joining Digital Promise, Christina led program evaluations for federal and state initiatives and delivered professional development and technical assistance to school districts at Measurement Incorporated. Formerly a high school English teacher, Christina left the classroom to study education policy with a desire to improve student outcomes by offering a practitioner’s perspective to education research. Christina earned a Ph.D. in education administration and policy from the State University of New York at Albany and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and English from Boston College.
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