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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

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 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

Responsibly Stewarding Education Data

By Rickie Yudin / July 26, 2016
Stewardship requires the act of carefully and responsibly managing something entrusted to “one’s care”. Unfortunately, education data stewardship in schools and school districts is typically a headache that is difficult enough when there is continuity from year to year; it becomes nightmare-ish when people transition out of a role or leave a school or district.  It ...
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Topics: Data, Student Growth, Data Stewardship, School District, Democratization of Information, Student Achievement, Student Performance, School, School Administration, Knowledge, Future Proofing, Data Science, Goals, Data Warehouse, Student Success, Democrartization

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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