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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

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

Historical Student Data is Underappreciated

By Rickie Yudin / September 20, 2016
With the end of September approaching, it’s a great time to start identifying trends and patterns in your student growth data to determine if you are progressing toward the goals you set at the beginning of the year. But, how do you know if your classroom data at this point is telling you a meaningful story? After all, it’s only been a few weeks. Ultimately, the ...
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Topics: Data, Metrics, Student Growth, Data in Practice, Classroom Data, Data Collection, School Performance Data, Student Performance Data, Student Growth Data, School Data, Cohort Data, Historical Data, Student Growth Metrics

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 Ecosystem Analysis

By Rickie Yudin / June 28, 2016
Now that the calendar is about to turn to July, school and district leaders are preparing their summer work plans. After all, the next school year will be here before we know it. With each year ending and new year beginning, it’s always important to conduct a product analysis of your education ecosystem. An effective, comprehensive analysis allows leaders to identify ...
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Topics: Data, Metrics, School Administrator, Principal, Summer, Vacation, Budget, School Ecoystem, Learnmetrics, School Performance, Planning and Preparation, Monitoring, Data in Practice, Analysis, Learn, Student Achievement, Education, Student Success

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