Ravid, R. (2020). Practical statistics for educators (6th ed.). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. ISBN: 9781475846836. Read chapter 12.
Today, it is important to make decisions as to the type of instruction and curriculum presented not only in each grade level or specifically for each student in a classroom. The use of data driven decision-making is the best way to support each students learning, according to most curriculum coaches today. Use your own school or if necessary, use current data found online for a school and explain what the data is saying about the success and challenges that faces a particular school or grade level. You must include the following in your essay:
1. Explain briefly some descriptive nominal variables that make up the student population.
2. Select a specific grade level to focus upon the reported norm-referenced and/or criterion-referenced test results for the most recent school year.
3. Using your knowledge of the types of reported data and their meaning, explain what these reported findings mean about any positive direction or negative direction for the reported achievement of the selected grade level.
4. Using the text and other suggested materials, support your written description of each position.
5. What recommended change would you suggest would be appropriate in terms of the reported data and would any other data be helpful to collect and add to understand better how to make forward progress?
Write a 1850- word essay addressing each of the above points/questions. Be sure to completely answer all the prompts for each point. There should be separate sections, one for each topic above. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which topic you are addressing in that section of your paper. Support your ideas with at least three (3) citations in your essay. Make sure to reference the citations using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page do not count towards the minimum word amount.