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ERIC Number: ED446095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 163
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7619-7717-1
Schools and Data: The Educator's Guide for Using Data To Improve Decision Making.
Creighton, Theodore B.
This book focuses on the relevance of statistics in the day-to-day lives of principals and teachers. The step-by-step guide to using existing school data can help school leaders make more appropriate and effective decisions. The information is presented with easy-to-follow instructions, illustrations, and pertinent examples. The chapters are: (1) "The Role of Statistics in the Lives of Teachers and Principals"; (2) "Getting Started"; (3) "Collecting and Organizing Data"; (4) "Introduction to Hypothesis Testing"; (5) "The Independent-Samples 't' Test"; (6) "Analysis of Variance: The Difference between Two or More Samples"; (7) "Analysis of Variance: Repeated Measures"; (8) "Two-Way Analysis of Variance: Two Independent Variables"; (9) "Correlation: My GRE Score Is Not Good Enough for Harvard?"; and (10) "Putting It All Together: A Data-Driven Practice Field." Four "resources" contain information about the "t" distribution, the "f" distribution, music correlation, and data from a high school study. (Contains 48 tables, 13 figures, and 15 references.) (SLD)
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 (paperback: ISBN-0-7619-7717-1, $22.95; library edition: ISBN-0-7619-7716-3, $51.95). Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-4-1-SCHOOL; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A