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Getting More out of your standardized testing data

By Abby Spoerl / February 07, 2017
It is late spring, there is light at the end of the school year tunnel, you are starting to feel a little less pressure and stress in your job, and your standardized test results appear in the mail! What always struck me as so interesting was the importance the tests seemed to take on at a district or parental level while also putting so much  pressure/on the kids ...
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Topics: Data, Analysis, Learn, School, Goals, Cohort Data

Your Education Data Ecosystem’s Impact

By Rickie Yudin / January 24, 2017
Last June, we published a blog outlining the critical components for evaluating your education data ecosystem. It’s hard to believe that more than 6 months have already passed since that blog was first published and we are recommending a mid-year analysis of your ecosystem. This is a great time of year, as you are working on budgets and decision making for next year, ...
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Topics: EdTech, Data, School Ecoystem, Analysis, Student Achievement, Data Analysis, School Performance Data, School Data, School Analytics

Education Data Quality and Completeness

By Kevin Shane / January 10, 2017
With the recent push toward heavily relying on education data, it’s extremely easy for schools to just get caught up in the whirlwind without slowing down to map out their options. It’s extremely easy for schools to fall into a few different traps. Some schools have a wealth of data and no plan to use it. Schools need a data map; there needs to be a plan in place ...
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Topics: EdTech, Data, Metrics, Analysis, Data Analysis, Education Data, School Data

Happy Holidays from Learnmetrics!

By Rickie Yudin / December 27, 2016
From all of us to you, happy holidays and a joyful and healthy new year. It’s a true honor and privilege for us to be able to work with the people who do some of our nation’s most important work. Each and every day we connect with educators around the country who are on the front lines serving our children. The stories we hear inspire us to work harder, grow, ...
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Telling a Trustworthy Story with Education Data

By Abby Spoerl / December 13, 2016
In 2016, we saw data take center stage in the education reform arena as well as in everyday practice. A lot of attention has also been paid to the potential drawbacks and/or inadequacies of big data in education....
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Topics: EdTech, Data, Metrics, Learnmetrics, Analysis, School, School Data

Making Student Project Data Management Work in Your Classroom

By Rickie Yudin / November 29, 2016
Nothing is more frustrating than having an incredible project and no way to quantify student success.  Well, actually, that might not be true. It might be equally frustrating to be told that the only way to show a student is successful is on a test.  All the best educators know that there are a myriad of ways for students to demonstrate their skills and that students ...
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Topics: Classroom Data, Student Achievement, Student Performance, Data Analysis, Real Time Data, Student Growth Data, Learning Analytics, Student Success, Teacher Data, Classroom Preparation, Student Reflection

Making Stories Stick Using Data

By Danny Goodman / November 15, 2016
 We love stories....
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Topics: EdTech, Data, Metrics, Analysis, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Future Proofing, School Data

When Education Data Explains A Phenomenon

By Abby Spoerl / November 01, 2016
How do you communicate a phenomenon without a name? You see it, you feel it, you experience it, but how do you communicate it? What do you do if you know something is happening, you see it and experience it, but you find it difficult to substantiate? How do you share your enthusiasm, passion, and excitement, when you don’t have the right words?  What’s the danger in ...
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Topics: EdTech, Data, Learnmetrics, School Data, Learning Analytics, Education

Getting Started: My Story With Education Data

By Kevin Shane / October 18, 2016
As a new teacher fresh out of college, I didn’t know much about using data to help inform my instruction. I imagine most new teachers feel the same way. During college, I heard a lot about test scores being used in No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and there were always rumblings about using student test scores as part of teacher evaluations. I didn’t know anything about ...
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Topics: EdTech, Metrics, Learn, School, School Data, Education

Getting Started: The Ed Data you Already Have

By Kevin Shane / October 04, 2016
A few months into each school year, I could anticipate which students would miss school the most. For certain students, I could also anticipate that I should mark them tardy instead of absent if they weren’t in class when the bell rang. I decided to look deeper into this for some students. One student missed the beginning of the day nearly every Thursday. There was ...
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Topics: Data, School Data, Cohort Data

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