The value of using data
Ever feel like you are drowning in information and data? Recently I was at a medical appointment with a friend. The specialist was talking about specialized scans and other evaluation tools. He commented about situations where tests provide a lot of information (data) but it’s not always useful. Sometimes there is a lot of information but it does not lead to an intervention. Well, you say, that’s medicine; we are in education.
Wait, I say, educators and school systems collect a massive amount of information (data) for various reasons. But how do we use these data. Which data for what purpose is so very important?