2018 QRIS National Meeting

201. Make Data Meaningful: From Collection to Dissemination, Tell the Whole Data Story and Transform Information into Action

Date: Tuesday July 17, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Marina 5

Data is the most powerful tool for demonstrating the impact of quality endeavors. Yet how do you ensure data collected is of high quality without over-burdening early education programs? Most importantly, how do you obtain the greatest value out of the data collected? It is critical to create buy-in from all stakeholders by streamlining data collection and quality assurances. Next, disseminate the data in ways that are easy to understand and relatable to different audiences, from teachers to researchers to legislators. The key is to tie quantitative data to qualitative stories to explain the “why.” In this interactive session, we will discuss methods for streamlining the data collection and quality assurance and then demonstrate how to combine strong statistical analyses with qualitative stories to tell the whole data story. 

This session made possible through the generous support of New World Now. 

Presenters: Patrick Aldrich and Lauren Peterson, The Research Institute at Western Oregon University; Nancy Baum and Juan Carlos Torres, San Diego County Office of Education

Resources: application/pdf icon201Handout.pdf
application/pdf icon201PowerPoint.pdf