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Abby Spoerl

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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

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

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

Education Data as a Compass

By Abby Spoerl / September 06, 2016
The school year was off to a rocky start, it was three months in,  and I felt like I was drowning everyday in my efforts to engage my students. In order to support my students’ success I needed ideas beyond what had worked in the past. I had exhausted my teacher toolkit and school resources: enter a child psychologist who worked with me on developing lessons for the ...
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Topics: Data, Metrics, Monitoring, Analysis, School, Education Data, Future Proofing, School Data, Teacher Data, Classroom Preparation

Education Data, An Introspective - What Worked Part II

By Abby Spoerl / July 12, 2016
Feeling rejuvenated?! Now was about the time I started to feel like looking ahead to the coming year and mentally preparing myself ;) There is so much to take into account with a new group of students and you want to gather as much information as you can to help inform plans for the coming year. You want to set yourself and your students up for success, without ...
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Topics: EdTech, Data, Summer, Learnmetrics, Analysis, Learn, School, Goals, Education, Teacher Data, Teacher Refelection

What Worked With Classroom Data: A Retrospective

By Abby Spoerl / July 05, 2016
You have finally had a few weeks to yourself to relax and regroup (I hope;) The end of the school year was always so chaotic for me and it took awhile before I felt like I wanted to take a look back at the school year. As you are unwinding, reflection on the school year as whole begins to come into focus and you find yourself wondering what went well and what you ...
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Topics: Data, Summer, Student Growth, Planning and Preparation, Classroom Data, Student Performance, Teacher Data, Teacher Refelection, Classroom Preparation

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