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Data literacy has become an essential skill set for teachers as education becomes more of an evidence-based profession. Teachers in all stages of professional growth need to learn how to use data effectively and responsibly to inform their teaching practices. This groundbreaking resource describes data literacy for teaching, emphasizing the important relationship between data knowledge and skills and disciplinary and pedagogical content knowledge. Case studies of emerging programs in schools of education are used to illustrate the key components needed to integrate data-driven decisionmaking into the teaching curricula. The book offers a clear path for change while also addressing the inherent complexities associated with change. Data Literacy for Educators provides concrete strategies for schools of education, professional developers, and school districts. Book Features: Defines data literacy for teaching and outlines the knowledge and skills it comprises. Uses examples and case studies that tie theory to practice. Provides a roadmap for integrating data literacy into teacher preparation programs. Covers emerging trends, such as virtual and hybrid courses and massive open online courses. “This thoughtful, well-organized book raises the challenges that beginning and experienced teachers face in becoming more data literate to increase their pedagogical effectiveness in their classrooms.” —From the Foreword by Barbara Schneider “Deans of colleges of education, practicing teachers, education advocates, and many others will find useful information here.” —Benjamin Riley, Deans for Impact “This work should join the ‘common core’ of teacher education and professional development programs.” —Lee S. Shulman, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching “The authors lay out a compelling call to action to ensure that every teacher in this country has the skills, knowledge, and disposition in knowing how to use data to inform effective teaching.” —Aimee Rogstad Guidera, Data Quality Campaign

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Ellen B. Mandinach
Publisher : Teachers College Press
Release Book : 2016
Download Book : 157 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780807774694


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Student data is vitally important information that can be used in the assessment of student learning. Collecting, recording, and analyzing student data helps teachers make decisions about instruction (when it’s working, when it needs to be changed). Furthermore, federal laws (NCLB, the 2001 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA) and state laws/policies (e.g., Common Core State Standards, or CCSS) require the collection and reporting of student data, which is used to evaluate the performance of teachers and schools. Yet while teachers are required to collect and report student data, they are not always trained in how to interpret and use such data. Data is of minimal value unless teachers are data literate. Data Literacy for Teachers by Nancy Love is a practical, quick-reference laminated guide designed to help teachers feel comfortable, knowledgeable, and skilled in using a variety of data on a regular basis to improve teaching and learning. The guide • Provides a simple framework for strengthening teachers’ data literacy • Identifies multiple types of data teachers should analyze • Describes different methods for data analysis • Explains how data can be used to immediately and directly impact instruction and student achievement The six-page (bi-fold) guide depicts The Data Pyramid, which illustrates the following five data types, along with an approximate frequency of use for each 1. Formative Classroom Assessment 2. Formative Common Assessment 3. Benchmark Common Assessment 4. Data About People, Practices and Perceptions 5. Summative Assessment A concise description of each type of data is provided, along with suggested methods for collecting and accurately analyzing data (individually and with colleagues in data teams). Data Literacy for Teachers will help teachers build data literacy skills and unleash the power of data to improve teaching and learning.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Nancy Love
Publisher : National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
Release Book : 2011-01-01
Download Book : 6 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781935609377


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Here's the ideal statistics book for teachers with no statistical background. Written in an informal style with easy-to-grasp examples, The Basics of Data Literacy teaches you how to help your students understand data. Then, in turn, they learn how to collect, summarize, and analyze statistics inside and outside the classroom. The books 10 succinct chapters provide an introduction to types of variables and data, ways to structure and interpret data tables, simple statistics, and survey basics from a student perspective. The appendices include hands-on activities tailored to middle and high school investigations. Because data are so central to many of the ideas in the Next Generation Science Standards, the ability to work with such information is an important science skill for both you and your students. This accessible book will help you get over feeling intimidated as your students learn to evaluate messy data on the Internet, in the news, and in future negotiations with car dealers and insurance agents.

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Genre Book : Graphic methods
Author Book : Michael Bowen
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Release Book : 2014
Download Book : 171 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1938946030


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Genre Book : Academic achievement
Author Book : Nancy Love
Publisher : Dude Publishing
Release Book : 2011
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Given the increasing attention to managing, publishing, and preserving research datasets as scholarly assets, what competencies in working with research data will graduate students in STEM disciplines need to be successful in their fields? And what role can librarians play in helping students attain these competencies? In addressing these questions, this book articulates a new area of opportunity for librarians and other information professionals, developing educational programs that introduce graduate students to the knowledge and skills needed to work with research data. The term "data information literacy" has been adopted with the deliberate intent of tying two emerging roles for librarians together. By viewing information literacy and data services as complementary rather than separate activities, the contributors seek to leverage the progress made and the lessons learned in each service area. The intent of the publication is to help librarians cultivate strategies and approaches for developing data information literacy programs of their own using the work done in the multiyear, IMLS-supported Data Information Literacy (DIL) project as real-world case studies. The initial chapters introduce the concepts and ideas behind data information literacy, such as the twelve data competencies. The middle chapters describe five case studies in data information literacy conducted at different institutions (Cornell, Purdue, Minnesota, Oregon), each focused on a different disciplinary area in science and engineering. They detail the approaches taken, how the programs were implemented, and the assessment metrics used to evaluate their impact. The later chapters include the "DIL Toolkit," a distillation of the lessons learned, which is presented as a handbook for librarians interested in developing their own DIL programs. The book concludes with recommendations for future directions and growth of data information literacy. More information about the DIL project can be found on the project's website: datainfolit.org.

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Genre Book : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author Book : Jake Carlson
Publisher : Purdue University Press
Release Book : 2015-01-15
Download Book : 272 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781612493527


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A practical, skill-based introduction to data analysis and literacy We are swimming in a world of data, and this handy guide will keep you afloat while you learn to make sense of it all. In Data Literacy: A User's Guide, David Herzog, a journalist with a decade of experience using data analysis to transform information into captivating storytelling, introduces students and professionals to the fundamentals of data literacy, a key skill in today’s world. Assuming the reader has no advanced knowledge of data analysis or statistics, this book shows how to create insight from publicly-available data through exercises using simple Excel functions. Extensively illustrated, step-by-step instructions within a concise, yet comprehensive, reference will help readers identify, obtain, evaluate, clean, analyze and visualize data. A concluding chapter introduces more sophisticated data analysis methods and tools including database managers such as Microsoft Access and MySQL and standalone statistical programs such as SPSS, SAS and R.

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Genre Book : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author Book : David Herzog
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release Book : 2015-01-29
Download Book : 224 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781483378671


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Data Literacy: How to Make Your Experiments Robust and Reproducible provides an overview of basic concepts and skills in handling data, which are common to diverse areas of science. Readers will get a good grasp of the steps involved in carrying out a scientific study and will understand some of the factors that make a study robust and reproducible.The book covers several major modules such as experimental design, data cleansing and preparation, statistical analysis, data management, and reporting. No specialized knowledge of statistics or computer programming is needed to fully understand the concepts presented. This book is a valuable source for biomedical and health sciences graduate students and researchers, in general, who are interested in handling data to make their research reproducible and more efficient. Presents the content in an informal tone and with many examples taken from the daily routine at laboratories Can be used for self-studying or as an optional book for more technical courses Brings an interdisciplinary approach which may be applied across different areas of sciences

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Genre Book : Medical
Author Book : Neil Smalheiser
Publisher : Academic Press
Release Book : 2017-09-05
Download Book : 282 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780128113073


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What is assessment literacy? It’s a handful of fundamental understandings about the testing concepts and procedures that influence educational decisions. And it just might be the most cost-effective means of real school improvement. With characteristic humor and aplomb, assessment expert W. James Popham strips away the psychometrician-speak and condenses the complexities of educational testing to six practical and action-oriented understandings about validity, reliability, fairness, score reporting, formative assessment, and affective assessment. This book is for busy educators at the classroom and leadership levels who want • Tests that are worth the valuable time they take to administer. • Tests that accurately measure what student have learned. • Tests that fairly reflect teacher and school effectiveness. • Tests that provide the instructionally useful data that will help students learn faster and better. Assessment Literacy for Educators in a Hurry is the fastest route to acquiring the measurement moxie necessary to understand and advocate for better assessment practices and build a case for stopping ineffective and harmful ones. In just a few hours’ time, you can pick up the knowledge you need to do a whole lot of good—for your students, yourself, and our schools.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : W. James Popham
Publisher : ASCD
Release Book : 2018-08-17
Download Book : 147 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781416626480


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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2013, held in Istanbul Turkey, in October 2013. The 73 revised full papers presented together with two keynotes, 9 invited papers and four doctoral papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 236 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on overview and research; policies and strategies; theoretical framework; related concepts; citizenship and digital divide; disadvantaged groups; information literacy for the workplace and daily life; information literacy in Europe; different approaches to information literacy; teaching and learning information literacy; information literacy instruction; assessment of information literacy; information literacy and K-12; information literacy and higher education; information literacy skills of LIS students; librarians, libraries and ethics.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Serap Kurbanoglu
Publisher : Springer
Release Book : 2013-12-13
Download Book : 664 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9783319039190