Category: Data & Statistics

Over-testing?

Note: This commentary has been cross-published on bobbycaples.org Just a quick observation in response to a recent post on another education blog. Over the past few years, there has been continuous focus on “over-test” of students, from curriculum-based type assessments such as DIBELS to, of course, full-blown state tests that “count.” A recent blogger felt that, in her experience, the… Read more →

Fixing Indicators

I’m a huge fan of data. I think anyone who argues against it doesn’t understand. No, data should not trump our decision-making and professional decision-making. Yes, qualitative data are valid. Yes, intuition is still helpful. That being said, I think there are certain pitfalls that come with using data in education. One lies in the domain of “indicators,” or general… Read more →