Data Types and Their Uses

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## Data Types and Their Uses

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**Two Types of Data**• Quantitative • Number or quantity • Qualitative • Categorical collection of descriptions**NYS assessments**Local common assessments National assessments Enrollment-Courses/Clubs Attendance Drop-out Rate Ethnicity Gender Language Proficiency Perceptions of learning environment Values, beliefs, attitudes Teacher observations Description of school programs and processes Curriculum map audits**(Some) Data Sources Specific to Math**• MAP (aggregate, DesCartes) • mClass (CRPS) • BOY/EOY common assessments • # Students enrolled in accelerated math • # students qualifying for Math league • NYS tests (3-8 and Regents)- aggregate and item analysis • Sat/ACT/AP • Analysis of math journal questions • Student self reflections • Focus groups • Surveys: teachers, students, parents (use social media)**Data Sources**• Norm referenced assessments (NYS, MAP, other) • Criterion referenced assessments • Locally generated assessments/practices • Observations • Interviews-individual/focus groups • Surveys • Teachers • Students • Community • Work samples • Other Use of comparative data