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Data: What Do You Do With It?

It’s all about the data.

From assessment scores to student demographics to attendance to teacher attrition, we track a lot of data in education.

But what do you do with all that data?

It’s possible that as individual educators you’ve probably been limited in what you’ve been able to do. As Elizabeth Combs explains in this EdTech article, “[e]ducators simply lack the time to use research and data to the full advantage of administrators, teachers and students.” She goes on to state that “district administrators and teachers do not need to be told that research can help them find new opportunities — they already know that. What they need are tools to help them dissect research and figure out what it means to them, quickly and effectively.”

I know this is true from personal experience and also from conversations I’ve had with other educators. You have access to data, but not the resources to actually tell a meaningful story with that data.

I’d like to change that.

I’m currently researching ways in which educators use the data they have access to in order to communicate what works and doesn’t work in the classroom. If you:

I want to hear from you! I’d love it if you could share your information using this form. Thanks in advance!

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Tammy Bjelland
Language lover, teacher & coach.

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