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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

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 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

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

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