Accountability Data Can Only Serve Students If…
California Educational Research Association (CERA) Conference
2:45 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. PT on December 1, 2016
Location: Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento, CA, California
Event Information: https://www.eventsforce.net/cera/frontend/reg/thome.csp?pageID=4413&eventID=11&msID=22&pd=1298&eventID=11&CSPCHD=0060028e0000JZHpcZRSkPO$EAeR1CTPH8K96TEJCvRhCZzfbt
Description: Accountability data is shared with a variety of stakeholders: state officials, policy makers, district administrators, principals, teachers, media, parents, and students. Yet numerous studies have led to the same conclusion: stakeholders do not correctly interpret most data they view. Participants in this session will learn which specific changes in data reporting can significantly improve stakeholders’ understanding of data so it can be used effectively. The presenter will use excerpts from her TED Talk and the class she teaches at University of Cambridge, share findings from two of her studies, and give participants helpful handouts and tools.
A largely-overlooked culprit is the manner in which education data is communicated. Data systems and reports educators use typically present data with little or no guidance in to how to properly interpret specific data. This session communicates the results of a quantitative study with findings educators’ data analysis accuracy dramatically increases when data is reported with “over-the-counter” supports to guide educators in the correct analysis of report contents. Attendees will learn how to add these supports to their own data systems and reports.