- Does This Look Normal to You? (March 4, 2014)
Are you a bit rusty on descriptive statistics? Don’t remember a bell curve from an effect size…and why we use them in education? This week, we’ll review basic stats concepts and discuss how you’re using these with the research you share with the field.
- Extreme Chart Makeover (February 18, 2014)
Data visualization—charts and graphs—is a form of communication. Come talk about best practices for graphics. Join the crusade against pie charts and share ways to make your message effective.
- There's a Map for That! (February 4, 2014)
Not all data conform to basic charts. Sometimes, we need to look at information on a map or with a tool beyond what Excel offers. Take a tour of a few applications that can provide new insight on your data.
- Excel Zero to Hero (January 21, 2014)
Excel is one the most commonly used data tools. If the sight of a spreadsheet makes your head swim, join us for some basics about organizing and navigating your data. Have a favorite tip to share? Bring it with you!
- Take a Ride on the SLDS (January 7, 2014)
The Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) makes a wide variety of educational data available for public use, including information about staff, students, finances, discipline, and more. Come explore what is available and discuss questions you can answer with this resource.
- Data Toolkit (December 17, 2013)
A cycle of inquiry supports data-informed decisions.
Learn about a toolkit for using data effectively, how you can adapt it for your own program, and share how you support best practices with the field.
- Data Quality (December 3, 2013)
Just as a delicious meal uses the best ingredients, making sense of your information requires high quality data from the start.
Find out how to improve data quality for your program and share your strategies.