Statistical literacy in the education workplace: Barriers and enablers for school personnel making data-driven decisions [ 2010 - 2012 ]

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Researchers Pierce Dr Robyn U; Dr Helen L Chick; Dr Ian R Gordon; Mr Michael Dalton; Prof Jane M Watson

Brief description Using quantitative data to monitor workplace processes and improve quality requires both strong statistical literacy and commitment to such decision-making processes. This study of data usage by school personnel will contribute to the success of the National Assessment Program that monitors progress towards the National Goals for Schooling in the 21st Century. It will provide evidence from which to enhance professional learning in data interpretation for both pre- and in-service teachers. The resulting research template has application for examining (a) statistical literacy needs in other sectors and (b) workers' perceptions of quantitative data used to inform decision-making. This will enhance the smart use of data in the workplace.

Funding Amount $168,831

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