Improve Reporting Tools to Triple Educators’ Data Analysis Accuracy
OZeLIVE! Australia: Ed Tech Down Under Conference
4:00-5:00 P.M. (USA PST) on February 22, 2014
Description: When educators use data, such as that reported via a data system or other educational technology tool, the manner in which data is communicated has a significant impact on educators’ understanding and use of the data. Even in districts known to be exemplars of data use, educators are no more than 48% accurate when interpreting data (U.S. Department of Education Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, 2009, 2011). This presentation sheds light how technology-based reporting tools can either help or hurt educators’ understanding of data, and can thus either help or hurt students affected by data-informed decisions. A straightforward approach to making data “over-the-counter” (i.e., easy to use) for educators, through modifications or supplements to the technology, is shared. This includes the researcher’s own quantitative study findings, which will be shared along with templates, standards, and other tools to assist attendees.