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  1. Data Types and Their Uses

  2. Two Types of Data • Quantitative • Number or quantity • Qualitative • Categorical collection of descriptions

  3. 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

  4. (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)

  5. Look for intersections

  6. 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