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Databusting for Schools

How to Use and Interpret Education Data

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Databusting for Schools by Richard Selfridge
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'In the increasingly data-swamped world of education, data literacy is no longer a desirable skill, it is essential. Databusting for Schools is part guide through the complexities, uses and limitations of data; and part challenge to those who too readily make assumptions and draw conclusions. This is an important book.' James Pembroke, independent data analyst Data rules schools and ignorance is far from bliss. From assessment results to questioning educational claims, there is a growing need to understand the numbers used in education. Education data blogger and teacher Richard Selfridge (aka Jack Marwood) unravels the complexities of dealing with educational data and explains statistics in an understandable, everyday way, relevant to your classroom and your school. He will take you through all you need to know about data and statistics in education including: * Where does education data come from? * The what, why and how of numbers. * Understanding different types of graphs and how to use them. * How to play around with data to see the bigger picture. * How to interpret data, does one thing really lead to another? * Using data to inform school policy. A must-read for all teachers, school leaders, data managers, school governors, and anyone in education who has ever looked at statistical data and broken out into a cold sweat. Richard Selfridge is a primary school teacher and writer on education. He is author of the popular datablog Icing on the Cake and tweets under the sometime pseudonym @Jack_Marwood.

Author Biography

Richard Selfridge is a primary school teacher and writer on education. He has written about the use of education data for the Guardian, Times Educational Supplement and Schools Week, and is a regular speaker at national teaching conferences including researchED, Northern Rocks and the Festival of Education. He contributed a chapter on the use of education data in David Didau's 2015 book What if everything you knew about education was wrong?, and he has been a regular contributor to national discussions about the use of numbers in education. This is his first book for SAGE Publishing.
Release date NZ
July 14th, 2018
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
SAGE Publications Ltd
Pages
272
ISBN-13
9781473963504
Product ID
28124658

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