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Using Data to Improve Student Outcomes

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education via FutureLearn

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This free online course will help you to use data science to deliver better outcomes for your students.

Each week will focus on a different aspect of data. You will identify sources and interpret them, determine their implications and establish actions for improvement.

Week 1 – Improvement Science

We will consider: different sources and types of data; ways to improve student outcomes; improvement processes in your own context and professional experience; and real-world examples of improving student outcomes.

Week 2 – Findings

We will discuss: how to present and evaluate data effectively; the difference between data and findings; the role of ethics in data handling and sharing; and the relationship required between data, findings and actions, to achieve continuous improvement.

Week 3 – Actions

We will explore: different indicators for measuring improvement; how to collect sample data and select the appropriate indicator; and how to present indicators and actions to your students.

Learn with expert educators from AACTE

The course has been developed by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) – the premier voice on educator preparation in the United States.

This course is designed for professional educators, as well as those working in other professional services like health, who wish to use data science to improve outcomes.

Taught by

Linda McKee


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