Data Love - Check out the Stories
You probably hate 'doing your data' right? And what about all that data you have where students self and peer evaluate, the comments they've provided, the feedback - you know, all those slips of paper that hold valuable information but you're not sure how to get a big picture from? Well, there ARE ways to collate, graph and analyse this qualitative data (quantitative data is 'numbers' remember, qualitative is 'stories'). Use the examples and templates provided here to help you sort through qualitative data (including anecdotal) you may already have. Alternatively, use the collection ideas here too, then follow a simple process to collate/graph and analyse what you have. This resource includes:
1. a quick-read pdf guide that:
- Takes you through how to use the collection (assessment) strategies;
- Provides easily printable templates for those strategies;
- Provides easily printable templates to graph the data you collect.
2. a link to all the templates (collection/assessment methods and graphs) in Google doc format so that you can edit them;
3. a second link to a separate Google doc giving you access to a simple progress chart in landscape format.
If you're playing around with your quantitative data (that's the numbers), check out a great resource for this here!
Sharing/Copying this Resource
A lot of work went into this. I’d prefer you kept this resource to yourself. I’m happy for you to share larger products (like the Achievement Standard and Unit Standard tasks) with others in your department, but this is just a wee price. Buy your own, and let others buy theirs. Cheers! 😊
For more information, check out the blog post about collecting, graphing and analysing your qualitiative data here.