- 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Contents: 1. Databusting for schools: An introduction to using and interpreting education data -- 2. Gathering education data: Where does it come from? -- 3. Understanding numerical data in education: The what, how and why of numbers -- 4. Understanding variables: The what and how of information 00 5. Descriptive statistics: Where are we now? -- 6. Inferential statistics: What does the bigger picture look like? -- 7. Correlational statistics: Does one thing really lead to another? -- 8. Critically appraising statistics: Using what you have learned -- 9. Data-based school research and policy: Using data to understand and change education -- 10. The data debate: The ongoing discussion about numbers in education.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Data rules schools and ignorance is far from bliss. From assessment results to questioning educational claims, there is a growing need to understand the numbers used in education. Education data blogger and teacher Richard Selfridge (aka Jack Marwood) unravels the complexities of dealing with educational data and explains statistics in an understandable, everyday way, relevant to your classroom and your school--back cover.