Remedying Educators’ Data Analysis Errors with Over-the-Counter Data
California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) Conference
October 24, 2013
Event Information: http://ccte.org/?page_id=752
Description: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires over-the-counter medication to be accompanied by textual guidance proven to improve its use, deeming it negligent to do otherwise (DeWalt, 2010). With such guidance, patients may take over-the-counter medication with the goal of improving wellbeing while a doctor is not present to explain how to use the medication. No or poor medication labels have resulted in many errors and tragedy, as people are left with no way to know how to use the contents wisely (Brown-Brumfield & DeLeon, 2010). Labeling conventions can translate to improved understanding on non-medication products, as well (Hampton, 2007; Qin et al., 2011). Thus, in the way over-the-counter medicine’s proper use is communicated with a thorough label and added documentation, a data system used to analyze student performance can include components to help users better comprehend the data it contains.