Data, Data Everywhere!

[WLO: 2] [CLO: 3]

Whether you like it or not, teaching will involve math; more specifically, statistics. Understanding how to analyze the data from test results will not only support learning, but inform your practice. Additionally, it will help you to provide clear feedback to both learners and stakeholders, if applicable. For this assignment, you use hypothetical test results from the summative assessment you created in Week 3 to help you learn how to analyze the testing data and know what to do with it.

Prepare

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Reflect

Consider how data can help drive your instruction and better support learner needs.

Write

Complete the following:

• Determine the mean, median, and mode for the summative test results data only.
• Discuss the following making reference to the course text:
• Examine the Week 4 Data Chart and Bar Graphs related to summative assessment results.
• What does the data tell you about how learners performed on the summative assessment? Explain. Refer to both the bar graph about test results and incorrect answer choices.
• Discuss how you would use this information to inform your instruction. Be specific.
• For example, consider the incorrect answer choices data and link it to your summative assessment. For the questions that learners received the most incorrect answers, how might you reteach the concept and differentiate for those who already mastered it using flexible grouping? How might you give feedback to your learners based on the test results?
• Describe how the mean, median, and mode different? Similar?
• Describe different situations in which each of the mean, the mode, or the median would be the most appropriate measure of central tendency, and relate it to your test results data. Which measure of central tendency would be most appropriate for your test results and why? How might you use this data when sharing results with the learners or parents of the learners?
• Describe the importance of understanding statistics in the education profession.
• How might it improve your practice and support learning? Use evidence from the readings to support your response.

Writing and Formatting Expectations

• Must two to three double-spaced pages in length including the graphs, computation of mean, median, and mode, and the reflection (does not include the title or reference page).
• Must include a separate title page with the following:
• Title of paper
• Student’s name
• Course name and number
• Instructor’s name
• Date submitted

For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).

• Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper. For assistance on writing Introductions & Conclusions (Links to an external site.) as well as Writing a Thesis Statement (Links to an external site.), refer to the Ashford Writing Center resources
• Must use proper syntax and mechanics. Your writing should display meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar.
• Must include at least one scholarly source found in the Ashford University Library in addition to the course text (Lefrançois). Exemplary assignments will include at least one more source in addition to the required scholarly source and the course text. Refer to Integrating Research (Links to an external site.) for assistance
• Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center’s Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.) guide.
• Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. See the Formatting Your References List (Links to an external site.) resource in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.) for specifications.

DATA EVERYWHERE 2

Week 4: Data…Data Everywhere!

EDU 645: Assessment for Learning

Instructor’s Name

Date

Hint: For help completing this assignment:

Read Chapter 6: Summative Assessment; Chapter 9: Statistics for Educational Assessments; access the data chart, bar graphs, and test results listed in the Week 4 assignment prompt; and review the article links listed in the Week 4 assignment prompt.

Hint: Delete all of these green boxes before submitting the paper to your instructor. To delete the boxes: click on the edge of each box and press delete.

Data Analysis in Educational Assessment

In this section, write a brief introduction to your paper that will allow your reader to follow the organization of your paper and the focus of your discussion. You might provide a brief overview of the topic in your introduction.

Hint: Ctrl + Click INTRODUCTIONS & CONCLUSIONS for help

Mean, Median, and Mode

Review the test results data and determine the mean, median, and mode. Include that information here.

Educational Assessment

Examine the bar graphs and explain what the data tells you about how learners performed on the summative assessment. Refer to the bar graph and the incorrect answer choices in your explanation. Refer to your course textbook in your discussion as well.

Ctrl + Click QUOTING, PARAPHRASING, & SUMMARIZING for help

Hint: Ctrl + Click INTEGRATING RESEARCH For help.

Hint: Ctrl + Click CITING WITHIN YOUR PAPER for help.

Applying the Data

Explain how you might use this data to inform your instruction. Analyze the incorrect answer choices data and link this to your summative assessment.

In response to the incorrect answer choices data, discuss how you might reteach these concepts and differentiate for those who already mastered it using flexible grouping. Explain how you might give feedback to your learners based on the test results. Making reference to your readings.

Interpreting Mean, Median, and Mode

Explain how the mean, median, and mode of these results are different and how they are similar.

Describe different situations in which each of the mean, the mode, or the median would be the most appropriate measure of central tendency and relate it to your test results data.

Explain how you might use this data when sharing results with the learners or the parents of the learners. Making reference to your readings.

Conclusion

Describe the importance of understanding statistics in the education profession. Explain how this understanding might improve your practice and support student learning. Be sure to use evidence from your readings to support your response.

Hint: Ctrl + Click INTRODUCTIONS & CONCLUSIONS for help.

References

Template for an APA Webpage (with a Person as Author) reference entry:

Author’s Last Name, Initials. (Year Published). Webpage title. Website Title. Retrieved from

http:// (website’s homepage)

Template for an APA Webpage (with Corporate/Government Author) reference entry:

Template for an APA Academic Journal reference entry:

Author’s Last Name, Initials. (Year Published). Article title. Journal Name, Volume #(Issue #),

Template for an APA eBook or eTextbook reference entry:

Author’s Last Name, Initials. (Year Published). Title of book: Subtitle of book. (edition, if other

than the first). [Type or version of eBook]. doi: or Retrieved from http://

Use APA format to cite and reference your sources on your References page, including your course textbook. Remember, you MUST include in-text citations throughout your paper to show your reader what information you used from these outside sources.

Hint: Ctrl + Click FORMATTING YOUR REFERENCES LIST for further help.

*In the final version of your assignment, be sure that you have removed all the hints (green boxes) within the template.

Week 4 Data Chart and Bar Graphs

The data chart and bar graphs below represent the results from the summative assessment you

created in Week 3. You will use this information to complete a part of your Week 4 Data, Data

Everywhere Assignment.

Summative Test Results Data

The data chart and bar graph represent the scores on the summative assessment you created in

Week 3 for each learner. You will use the numbers in the chart to find the mean, median and

mode of the summative test results. You will then use both the data chart and bar graph to help

Learner

Score on

Summative

Assessment

Learner 1 88

Learner 2 43

Learner 3 75

Learner 4 96

Learner 5 90

Learner 6 63

Learner 7 85

Learner 8 87

Learner 9 91

Learner 10 75

Learner 11 96

Learner 12 52

Learner 13 100

Learner 14 63

Learner 15 75 0 20 40 60 80 100 120

Learner 1

Learner 2

Learner 3

Learner 4

Learner 5

Learner 6

Learner 7

Learner 8

Learner 9

Learner 10

Learner 11

Learner 12

Learner 13

Learner 14

Learner 15

Score on Summative Assessment

Incorrect Test Questions on Summative Assessment

The bar graph below represents the questions on the summative assessment that learners

answered incorrectly. You will use this information to consider how you might differentiate

your instruction to support learner needs. For example, many learners appeared to struggle with

question 2. Go back to your summative assessment to see what learning objective this question

addressed and what you might have to do to reteach this objective. Don’t forget to consider

those who have and have not mastered it when thinking about ways to differentiate your

instruction.

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10

2

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4

8

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