Useful Links

Data Team Toolkits

Toolkits are training and guidance information which districts or schools can use to implement professional development projects.  Here are links to some of the better toolkits.:

Connecticut State Department of Education
Extensive resources for the training program on Data-Driven Decision Making & Data Teams
http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2618&q=321744

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
http://www.doe.mass.edu/research/resources/resources.html

Toolkit: http://www.mass.gov/edu/docs/ese/accountability/dart/district-data-toolkit.pdf

Nebraska Department of Education Toolkit
http://www.esu1.org/downloads/misc/DataESU1Guide.pdf

Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Comprehensive Education Data and Research System
Data Teams: http://www.k12.wa.us/CEDARS/Data/

      http://www.k12.wa.us/CEDARS/Data/pubdocs/FullToolkit.pdf

Five Steps for Structuring Data-informed Conversations and Action in Education
USDOE, 2013 located at: http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED544201.pdf

Data Tools
This section includes selected online and software-based systems for connecting to your hosted database tables and exporting information. There are hundreds of reporting tools and whenever I locate one that is useful for connecting to Oracle databases, I install and try out.

  • DbForge Studio for Oracle
    Great ad-hoc reporting tool. It uses a graphical interface for creating complex SQL queries and the resulting SQL statements can be copy-pasted into Application Express. Data Smart LLC provides training for this inexpensive tool.

Predictive Analysis
Predictive analysis uses models created from the analysis of previous data sets to predict future performance. The most common is a multivariate regression model created from one year’s data to predict the performance of another subsequent group.

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