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Making Sense of STAAR Data Part 4

Are we able to go from being non-runners to running a marathon – with just three weeks of preparation?  Of course not.  We have to build up to it, otherwise we’re setting ourselves up for (rather brutal and painful) failure. How does this relate to making sense […]

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Making Sense of STAAR Data Part 3

When I think of heat maps, the first thing that comes to mind is the weatherman showing me a color-coded map of my city in reds and oranges, and staying that way for most of the summer. Fortunately, that summer weather is pretty much over for this […]

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Making Sense of STAAR Data Part 2

Last week we talked about moving from the language of percent to the language of person. You can find that article here. Now we can take the first step to make sense of the data by focusing on teacher perception. We all know the famous definition of […]

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Making Sense of STAAR Data Part 1

Do you ever feel like you’re just a number or statistic? It seems like our whole being is summarized in some random combination of digits, clumped into some database as a ratio, profile, or summary. What does this have to do with making sense of the STAAR […]

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