The goal of the Engage with Data blog is to highlight relevant issues that impact students, families, and communities and spark engaging discussions about how to address those issues through evaluation.

“I couldn’t have put it better myself”

“I couldn’t have put it better myself…” We all know how powerful a startling statistic can be. Maybe you’ve seen a PowerPoint presentation where there is just a huge number…

How Can We Measure 2021?

How can we measure 2021? Over the past few months, we’ve been playing a lot of music for our baby girl, to keep her entertained (mostly because Mommy and Daddy…

A Sleep-Deprived Perspective on Data Tracking

A sleep-deprived perspective on data tracking I’m back from maternity leave!  I’ve always had great admiration for parents and caregivers, and after almost two months with a newborn, that respect…

A New Arrival

A New Arrival I’ve been a bit off my posting schedule the past few weeks, but I have a good reason, I promise! Last Monday, my husband and I welcomed…

A gut check

A gut check While I am lucky that I get to consult with schools and districts in their work with families, it isn’t often that I get to engage with…

Preparing for Another Uncertain Year

Preparing for Another Uncertain School Year I think we had all hoped that after two school years disrupted by COVID-19, the 2021-2022 school year could be a return to “normal.” …

Reframing data analysis as meaning-making

Reframing data analysis as meaning-making This summer on the Engage with Data blog, I’m exploring different ways to answer the question: “So what?”  My goal is to remind us of…

Summarize, visualize, analyze

Summarize, visualize, analyze In my last post, I asked for feedback about what you’d like to learn about in our summer of figuring out the “so what?” of our data.…

Looking for the “So What?” In Our Data

Looking for the “so what?” in our data If you’ve read this blog for any period of time, you’ve probably figured out that data tracking is kind of my thing. …

Use Your Data to Celebrate Families

Use your data to celebrate families Educators: you’ve made it! It’s finally the end of the school year.  And what a school year it was.  I’m sure that there are…

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