Telling the Right Data Story

At the end of last year, I had presented what I had thought were beautiful and informative data reports, analyzing millions of data points across 9 years.  I took my findings to my administration expecting that they might offer me praise, redefine or add a possible role for me, and give me some free lance duties as a data expert.  However, the reaction I received was quite different. Continue reading → Telling the Right Data Story

How Do Students Use Data? How about a little self-reporting and google sheets…

As we moved to Standards Based Reporting, the emphasis on summative feedback increased, whether intentionally or not.  Unfortunately that meant our formative feedback tracking became a little inconsistent.  So I had the idea (as many teachers do) to have the students self-track and self-report. Continue reading → How Do Students Use Data? How about a little self-reporting and google sheets…

How Can Data Science Support Struggling Students? An Open Research Paper Might Have the Answer…

ML vs Human ModelA common area for learning analytics is to look for ways to support struggling students.  Largely, the focus has been on how to identify students of concern.  In a free and open report, a collaboration of researchers from major Universities have outlined exactly that: how to identify students who may not graduate high school. Continue reading → How Can Data Science Support Struggling Students? An Open Research Paper Might Have the Answer…