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Though we are always told not to count our chickens before they are hatched, there are many advantages to counting during and after an observation. If you have already visited the course titled, “Identifying Types of Data,” you have learned that we can classify evidence you might collect during an observation into two categories: quantitative and qualitative data. In this course, you will recognize what can be considered to be quantitative evidence, why it is important, and when to collect it. Beyond this, we will provide you with strategies and suggestions for how to efficiently and effectively collect it during an observation. Remember, the quality of our feedback to teachers is directly correlated the quality of the data you collect during an observation.

Standard
RVL 1.B: Qualitative and quantitative evidence cited in feedback is aligned, appropriate and facilitates targeted growth and improvement.
Target
Apply multiple methods to collect qualitative data, determining when it is necessary and available to collect, and how to collect it during an observation.
Resource
Companion Guidebook Feedback to Feed Forward: 31 Strategies to Lead Learning Connections: Chapter 3 & Strategies 10-16
Assessment
Practice collecting quantitative evidence during a video observation.

 

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Lessons

Lesson 4.2 Collecting Quantitative Data Part II

Length: 15 minutesComplexity: Standard

Setting the Context Part II:  Purposeful Evidence Collection Let’s dig further into examples of quantitative evidence and what strategies you could use during an observation to collect it. Before you…

Lesson 4.3 Collecting Quantitative Data Assessment

Length: 40 minutesComplexity: Standard

In-Course Assessment  You are headed into Mr. Smith’s science classroom (non NGSS-aligned at this time) and want to support him in practices related to an indicator related to assessment and feedback…