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.

Your data tracking cheat sheet

Your data tracking cheat sheet In my last post, I talked about how logic models — although they can be a chore — can actually be a great visual roadmap…

We need teachers today.

We need teachers today. When I was a senior in high school, I thought the coolest job would be to serve as a member of Congress.  I was lucky to…

More than a feeling

More than a feeling It’s the end of the year, when we reflect on the past year and look forward to new beginnings. I haven’t done any rigorous data collection…

Numbers Can’t Tell the Whole Story

Numbers Can’t Tell the Whole Story You should know by now that I’m a bit of a data nerd.  I love spreadsheets. I love organizing data and using it to…

Five years!

Five years! Five years ago this week, I took the leap.  I was a Community School Coordinator (CSC) in Baltimore and a doctoral student, and it was time for a…

Survey Fails … and How to Recover from Them

Survey Fails … and How to Recover from Them Sometimes you launch a survey, and you’re blown away by the number of responses you get.  And sometimes, you’re not.  I…

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