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Data Literacy in Education

February 13th, 2014

in Pickering Educational Resources Library

New from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Blog, Ed Prep Matters:

“Data literacy is not a new concept in education. Teachers and school leaders are constantly processing data—on student behavior, attendance, performance on assessments, district- and state-level data, etc.—and utilizing it to improve student and school outcomes. What is new, though, is the burgeoning amount of data now generated by district- and state-wide data systems, think tanks, research and policy organizations, and multiple other sources including schools themselves. The Data Quality Campaign (DQC) has been leading the push for equitable access to this information—and the push to develop educators who can filter out the “white noise” and home in on the data that are relevant to their classrooms and schools.”

Please click here to read more and find the pdf of the policy brief, Teacher Data Literacy: It’s About Time.