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Stories of how people are collecting and using data to support students and learning as well as to assess and monitor their work.


Librarians in Florida Create a Fake Reader to Save Books
LIBRARY LOOPHOLES: Chuck Finley, an East Lake County Library patron, checked out quite a few books in 2016—2,361 over the course of nine months, to be exact. But the reason behind Finley’s massive account isn’t some supernaturally fast ability to read; it’s because Finley is fake...
Tableau Study Looks at How Higher Ed is Keeping Up With Increasing Data Jobs Demand
PREPARING THE DATA-FORCE: Data presentation, statistical analysis and data mining. Those were just a few of the top skills in-demand by employers in 2016 listed in a report by LinkedIn. But are universities keeping up with the growing demand for data gurus? Business analytics software company Tableau today unveiled its year-long study that asks that very question...
Study Shows Math and Science Scores Improve for U.S. Fourth and Eighth Grade Students
SCORING HIGHER: Fourth and eighth grade students in the U.S. have made longterm improvements in their math skills, according to the most recent Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). The data revealed that U.S. fourth-graders’ average mathematics scores increased overall from 1995 and 2015, going from 518 to 539 points...
Idaho's Tool for Making School Data More Accessible
DATA FOR DAYS: Representing statewide school and district data isn't always easy. But this week, EdSurge is geeking out over a tool that compares different districts in the state of Idaho. Called Idaho Ed Trends and pulling in data from the Idaho State Department of Education, Idaho State Board of Education, National Center for Education Statistics and National Student Clearing House, the tool includes data on: 1) student achievement, 2) per-pupil spending, 3) student demographics, and 4) college go-on rates, organized by district...
G Suite Found to Comply With Federal, State Privacy Laws
GOOGLE PRIVACY DODGES BULLET, FOR NOW: Nonprofit California Educational Technology Professionals Association and its legal partner have found Google’s education applications (renamed G Suite recently) comply with federal and state privacy protection laws. According to CETPA, when taking G Suite terms and documents altogether, the tool “likely complies” with FERPA and AB 1584, California’s data privacy compliance law...