Creating a Culture of Inquiry and Making Data Usable and "Over-the-Counter”
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. EST on March 31, 2015
Location: National College Access Network (NCAN) Common Measures Learning Community Webinar (accessible only to NCAN members)
Co-presenter: Margie Johnson of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
Slides and Recorded Presentation: To Be Posted by NCAN (http://www.collegeaccess.org/Webinar_Archives)
Description: Having a data system is one component of data use. A critical piece to fostering data-informed decision-making throughout an organization is building the capacity of users. In this session, Metro Nashville Public Schools, which has empowered approximately 10,000 employees since 2010 to make informed decisions, will share the Data-Informed Decision-making Ecosystem developed from their lessons learned. This session also will describe results from a quantitative study investigating the effects of making data “over-the-counter.” Over-the-Counter Data (OTCD) involves embedding data analysis supports directly within the data system. For example, data guides embedded in MNPS’s data warehouse are designed to support the data analysis efforts of MNPS Staff. This presentation is designed for higher education advisors and is accessible only to members of the National College Access Network (NCAN).