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Katie Ida posted on 7/29/2014.

DQC at STATS-DC

This week several DQC staffers will be headed to the STATS-DC DATA Conference in Washington, DC. They will be talking on topics including the value of education data, student data privacy, effective data use, and public reporting of education data.

Stay tuned for their updates on Twitter with @EdDataCampaign!

 

Thursday, July 31:

Safeguarding Student Privacy: Key Legislative, Technical, and Communication Strategies for States

DQC Presenter: Rachel Anderson |Room Wilson A | 10:15–11:15 a.m.

Rachel will moderate a discussion by Colorado Chief Information Officer Dan Domagala and Director of the Arkansas Research Center Neal Gibson about their states’ strategies for safeguarding privacy and highlight lessons learned for other states.

 

Overcoming the Barriers to Effective Data Use

DQC Presenter: Elizabeth Dabney| Thurgood Marshall Ballroom | 1:45–2:45 p.m.

Elizabeth Dabney will present an overview of the 2013 Data for Action survey results on states’ progress toward implementing the 10 State Actions to Ensure Effective Data Use.

 

Empowering Parents and Communities with Publicly Reported School Performance Information

DQC Presenter: Rebecca Shah| Room Wilson B | 4:15–5:15 p.m.

Rebecca will present on what good public reporting of education data looks like and provide recommendations for states. 

 

 

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Brennan Parton posted on 7/29/2014.

What’s The Difference Between Assessment Literacy and Data Literacy: Webinar Takeaways

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We know that a data-literate teacher can access, interpret, act on, and communicate multiple types of data—but it’s those multiple types of data that often trip us up when we talk about teacher data use. What else is there besides data from tests? And if we’re really just talking about data from assessments, aren’t we talking about assessment literacy and not data literacy? It’s a big question, so we decided to host a webinar and have some experts walk us through it.

Joining me on the webinar were Stuart Kahl of Measure Progress, representing the assessment literacy side of the debate, Ellen Mandinach of WestEd representing the data literacy side of the debate, and DQC’s teacher fellow, Raquel Maya Carson, bringing it all back to the realities of the classroom.

Here is my biggest takeaway: though there certainly is some conflation between what assessment literacy is and what data literacy is, there really isn’t actually much of a debate to be had. It is critical that teachers have both skill sets, and panelists agreed that assessment literacy probably gets subsumed into data literacy, though some things—like assessment design and choosing student- and classroom-appropriate questions—live outside of the imaginary Venn diagram where the two overlap. For the most part, data literacy encompasses much more data than assessments, like attendance and growth, as well as an understanding that there are data beyond assessment. However, tests and quizzes, formative and summative assessments still make up a tremendous amount of the quality information available to teachers. Therefore, being data literate also means you’ve covered a lot of assessment literacy as well.

Another key point comes via our fantastic teacher fellow. Raquel talked a lot about collaboration and leadership. It is wonderful for teachers to know how to be data literate, but that only goes so far without a school culture that prioritizes data use and gives teachers the time and support to talk about data with their colleagues. Data use cannot only be about accountability, like teacher evaluation. It really has to be about student-centered improvement.

Ultimately, whether we’re talking about assessment or data literacy, all agreed that there is more to be done, especially through preservice teacher training to prepare teachers to use all types of data. To have more schools like Raquel’s, training is a critical step.

For more about teacher data literacy, check out our resource here!

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DATA FLASH: October 19, 2012

Guest posted on 10/17/2012


How Will I Know If My Child Is Ready for College?

Elizabeth Laird posted on 10/16/2012


Putting the P in P–20W Data Systems

Alexandria Barkmeier posted on 10/16/2012


Election 2012: Where Data Fits into the Candidates’ Education Plans

Alexandria Barkmeier posted on 10/15/2012


Quality Data Key to Improving Education

Guest posted on 10/12/2012


Finding the Story behind Education Data

Jessica Lyons posted on 10/11/2012


DATA FLASH: October 11, 2012

Elizabeth Dabney posted on 10/10/2012


What Football Taught Me about Putting Data in Context

Evan Omerso posted on 10/9/2012


MYTH BUSTER: Do You Know What Education Data Really Are?

Lyndsay Pinkus posted on 10/5/2012


How Data Drive School Improvement

Amilcar Guzman posted on 10/3/2012


Common Graduation Rate Calculations in Danger—What We Should Do

Paige Kowalski posted on 10/2/2012


Some Ed Data Problems Can Only Be Solved by the State


Evan Omerso posted on 10/1/2012


The Flashlight Shines on Education Data

Aimee Guidera posted on 11/2/2011


Changing the Ed Data Culture Takes Real Leadership