How Data Systems & Reports Can Either Fight or Propagate the Data Analysis Error Epidemic
March 28, 2013
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Tagline: Evaluate your data system and/or data reports and identify research-based ways in which they can better assist the accuracy with which staff analyze data.
Description: Most educators analyze student data in isolation and make flawed inferences, despite professional development benefits and the support of staff. This presentation provides insight into why this problem is occurring and sheds light on a source of support often overlooked: the data system, which plays a significant role in whether educators’ data-informed decisions are based on accurate interpretation of the data. Educators around the globe use varied data systems and data reports to facilitate their analyses of student data, and research from around the world is shedding growing light on steps data systems and data reports can adhere to (which are also steps educational leaders can ask them to adhere to) to improve educators’ accuracy when analyzing data, regardless of language or country. The presentation summarizes the international movement in data display research that demands more from data systems and reports in terms of design and analysis guidance, and outlines specific criteria educator leaders can use to ensure they and their data systems provide data to staff in ways that assist analysis accuracy and thus further other efforts in data-informed decision-making. The presenter is a former teacher, site administrator, district administrator, and Chief Education and Research Officer of Illuminate Education (data systems and ed. tech. company) whose dissertation relates to this topic.
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