Fall Data Is About Getting To Know Your Students

Likely at your school, you have certain benchmark points in the year when you are collecting large amounts of data.  You might collect Standardized test scores in the Fall, Winter, and Spring; you might have final exams at the end of the year; or you might have quarter and semester grades happening at specific intervals. Continue reading → Fall Data Is About Getting To Know Your Students

A Way to Fix Your Survey Analyses

Surveying is a powerful tool for uncovering perception data. Whether it’s surveying your teachers for morale or efficacy perceptions, your community for satisfaction perceptions, or your students for their perceptions on their own learning, almost every school employs some form of perception survey.

We may argue about survey design, or over specific items in the survey, but I think the bigger problem is in the analysis and representation.

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Building Wonder

When it comes to presenting data, protocols for data, and the administrative use and sharing of data – there’s a lot to know.  High level stats, privacy rights, statistical coding, and more… yet we ask professionals who are experts at lesson design to be aware of all of this and how to leverage data to measure effectiveness.  I simplify it down to one simple rule: Continue reading → Building Wonder