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…



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Access books, articles, journal papers, and free resources sharing the growing research on how data can best be shared with important data users (such as educators). Dr. Rankin has also written books about teacher burnout and gifted education, both of which involve data in different, interesting ways. Read more…




Dr. Rankin delivers keynotes, seminars, courses, and other presentations internationally at such venues as University of Cambridge, a TED Talk at TEDxTUM, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Mensa Annual Gathering, U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) STATS-DC Conference, and more. Access past presentations or find out where Dr. Rankin will present next. Keynote topics include data use, data visualization, educational technology, teacher burnout, and gifted education. Read more…




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