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Schools and Data The Educator's Guide to Using Data to Improve Decision Making

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ISBN-10: 0761977171

ISBN-13: 9780761977179

Edition: 2001

Authors: Theodore B. Creighton

List price: $24.95
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"An excellent refresher course or a way to start thinking about how to improve student outcomes." Jacob O. Stampen, Department of Educational Administration University of Wisconsin-Madison "Creightons descriptions of the applicability and helpfulness of statistics for educators is especially strong. His use of plain language and school-based examples is crucial." Scott McLeod, Assistant Professor University of Cincinnati, OH Cut through the statistics maze to improve instructional leadership! Principals and teachers can now learn to maneuver through the myriad of statistical data to help create goals and strategies for change and improvement based on solid findings. Comprehensive but accessible, Schools and Data focuses on the relevance of statistics in the day-to-day lives of principals and teachers. This step-by-step, easy-to-follow, easy-to-understand guide to using existing school data can help any school leader facilitate more appropriate and effective decision making. The author provides a less-threatening approach to statistical analysis based on actual school situations. Key areas of exploration include: The role of statistics in the lives of principals and teachers An overview of data with real-life examples Step-by-step procedures for collecting and organizing data Statistical methods for interpreting data Spotting and understanding relationships Both SPSS and GB-STAT software procedures The information is presented with easy-to-follow instructions, illustrations, and pertinent examples that educators can readily understand. This is an essential resource for any educator who wants to break through the statistical confusion to improve skills in problem analysis, program evaluation, data-driven decision making, and report preparation.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 7/18/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

List of Figures and Tables
Preface
About the Author
The Role of Statistics in the Lives of Teachers and Principals
Getting Started
Collecting and Organizing Data
Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
The Independent Samples t Test
Analysis of Variance: The Difference Between Two or More Samples
Analysis of Variance: Repeated Measures
Two-Way Analysis of Variance: Two Independent Variables
Correlation: My GRE Score Is Not Good Enough for Harvard?
Putting It All Together: A Data-Driven Practice Field
The t Distribution
The F Distribution
Music Correlation
Horizon High School Data
References
Index