ERIC Number: ED446095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
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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)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Correlation, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Hypothesis Testing, Principals, Research Utilization, School Statistics, Tables (Data), Teachers
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: email@example.com; Web site: www.corwinpress.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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