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Understanding Quantitative Data: Implications for Educational Leaders

The goal of this course is to educate the school leader in the understanding and use of quantitative data for improving instruction in schools. The course will deal with the mathematics of statistics and data collection so that leaders are better equipped to understand the information provided to them, ask better questions, make better choices about what data they should collect, and what the data tells about the skills and understandings of the student. In addition we will look into bias in data collection and interpretation, who the players are in the data collection and interpretation, and how to communicate the data so that the school community will understand its implications.