What is OTCD?
Over-the-counter data (OTCD) is not a company or a product. It is a design approach organized as a set of standards any data system or report can utilize to help educators make more accurate analyses of data. Most educators using typical data systems & reports are making flawed inferences, but implementing OTCD standards can change that. Based on research & inspired by the varied ways in which over-the-counter medication supports the successful use of its contents, OTCD involves embedding data analysis supports directly within reporting environments in 5 multifaceted ways. Read more…
Access past presentations on over-the-counter data (OTCD) or find out where an OTCD expert will be presenting next. Topics include the data analysis error epidemic in which educators are involved that ultimately hurts students, the role data systems & reports play in educators’ data analysis accuracy, what educator leaders can do to help, & what data system vendors can do to help. Read more…
New research & commentary relating to data systems, ed-tech, data use, data visualization & reporting, student needs, & educator needs come out every day. This blog highlights the research & commentary that relate to Over-the-counter data (OTCD). Though not enough educator & ed-tech communities are talking about the need for “the data system elephant in the room” to play a stronger role in supporting accurate data analyses, there is growing awareness of the need for OTCD. Read more…
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