By Mike Planty,Deven Carlson
In the frenzy to deliver info to endure on all the vital schooling problems with the day, one crucial truth is usually missed: now not all symptoms are created equivalent. This bookprovides a complete method for figuring out how statistical measures of accomplishment are constructed, evaluated, and interpreted. Given the level to which responsibility measures ascertain results for colleges and scholars, this functional advent is key examining for a large viewers that comes with tuition directors, academics, policymakers, and the media. The authors try to extend “statistical literacy” through enticing readers within the technique of changing into considerate and important clients of data.
With the practitioner in brain, this hands-on primer:
- Outlines a plausible method of reading the large array of accessible information approximately schooling within the United States.
- Uses transparent, jargon-free language with actual examples from neighborhood, nationwide, and overseas indicator systems.
- Offers an internet site (www.educationindicator.com) with extra assets, examples, and a discussion board for up to date coverage discussions.
Mike Planty is a statistician on the U.S. division of Justice, Washington, DC. Deven Carlson is a Ph.D. candidate in political technological know-how and a graduate learn fellow on the Wisconsin heart for schooling study on the collage of Wisconsin–Madison.
“Mike Planty and Deven Carlson have taken pity on nonexpert readers of the glut of data approximately colleges and, during this incisive and obviously written publication, exhibit how you can determine all of it out.”
—Jay Mathews, Washington publish schooling columnist
“In a data-driven global the place competing specialists will cite conflicting stats and figures to make their case, Planty and Carlson have penned a quantity that would end up helpful to folks, practitioners, and policymakers attempting to separate truth from fiction. to be able to recognize what’s quite occurring in schooling this present day, learn this book.”
—Frederick M. Hess, Director of schooling coverage experiences on the American firm Institute
“Education researchers, coverage analysts, and newshounds attracted to knowing what rather is happening in the back of the ‘simple’ information that force the schooling coverage debate desire this book.”
—Jack Buckley, manhattan college and previous Deputy Commissioner of the nationwide middle for schooling Statistics
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