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Standards for Reporting Data to Educators
What Educational Leaders Should Know and Demand

ISBN 9781138654372
Published March 15, 2016 by Routledge
150 Pages

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Book Description

Standards for Reporting Data to Educators provides a synthesis of research and best practices of how data should be presented to educators in order to optimize the effectiveness of data use. Synthesizing over 300 sources of peer-reviewed research, expert commentary, and best practices, Rankin develops a set of data reporting standards that education data system vendors, providers, and creators can apply to improve how data is displayed for educators. The accurate and effective presentation of data is paramount to educators’ ability to successfully implement and make use of the most current knowledge in the field. This important book reveals the most effective ways to communicate data to ensure educators can use data easily and accurately.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The Importance of the Label
  3. Providing Supplemental Documentation
  4. Help Systems with Technical and Data Analysis Lessons
  5. The Importance of Package and Display
  6. Focus on Content
  7. Conclusion

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Jenny Grant Rankin teaches at the University of Cambridge for the PostDoc Masterclass and is the former chief education and research officer at Illuminate Education, an educational technology data systems company.


"Too often, teachers are handed data that are inscrutable or easily misinterpreted. In Standards for Reporting Data to Educators, Dr. Rankin provides solid recommendations that will not only save teachers time, but also improve their knowledge about students."

--Vincent Cho, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Higher Education, Lynch School of Education, Boston College


"The ways that data are presented make such a difference in how educators understand and use data.  In Standards for Reporting Data to Educators, Dr. Jenny Rankin uses research to identify best practices in presenting data to educators.  The result is a clear, research-based framework that will be an important aid to anyone interested in educator data use."

--Jeffrey C. Wayman, Ph.D., Wayman Services, LLC