Books & Resources
Rankin, J. G. (2017). Data system-embedded analysis support’s implications for Latino students and diverse classrooms. In C. Curran & A. Petersen (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Classroom Diversity and Inclusive Education Practice, (pp. TBD-TBD). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:TB
Rankin, J. G. (2016). First aid for teacher burnout: How you can find peace and success. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
Rankin, J. G. (2016). Engaging & challenging gifted students: Tips for supporting extraordinary minds in your classroom. Alexandra, VA: ASCD.
Rankin, J. G. (2016). Standards for reporting data to educators: What educational leaders should know and demand. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.
Rankin, J. G. (2016). How to make data work: A guide for educational leaders. New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-315-66586-3 [Details: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138956155/]
Rankin, J. G. (2016). Designing data reports that work: A guide for creating data systems in schools and districts. New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-315-66584-9 [Details: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138956186/]
Rankin, J. G. (2015). Data system-embedded guidance significantly improves data analyses by making data ‘over-the-counter’ for users. In J. T. Martins & A. Molnar (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Innovations in Information Retrieval, Analysis, and Management. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-8833-9 (http://www.igi-global.com/book/handbook-research-innovations-information-retrieval/129614).
Rankin, J. G. (2013). Over-the-counter data’s impact on educators’ data analysis accuracy. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 3575082. Retrieved from http://pqdtopen.proquest.com/doc/1459258514.html?FMT=ABS
PAPERS & ARTICLES
Rankin, J. G. (2017, January 30). The teacher burnout epidemic (Part 2 of 2). Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/much-more-common-core/201702/the-teacher-burnout-epidemic-part-2-
Rankin, J. G. (2017, January 7). Response from Jenny Grant Rankin. In L. Ferlazzo (Ed.), Response: Challenging moments in teaching. Education Week. Retrieved from http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2017/01/response_challenging_moments_in_teaching.html?r=195374145
Rankin, J. G. (2016, November 16). The Teacher Burnout Epidemic (Part 1 of 2). Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/much-more-common-core/201611/the-teacher-burnout-epidemic-part-1-
Rankin, J. (2016). Data systems and reports as active participants in data interpretation. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 4(11), 2493 - 2501. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2016.04110
Rankin, J. G. (2016, August 10). Gifted programs’ embarrassing secret: Changes are needed to achieve fair inclusion. Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/much-more-common-core/201608/gifted-programs-embarrassing-secret
Rankin, J. G. (2016, August). Over-the-counter data: The heroics of creating easily interpreted information. Mensa Bulletin: The Magazine of American Mensa, 597(2016), 22-26.
Rankin, J. G. (2016, August). GATE’s Embarrassing Secret. Mensa Oracle, 46(2), 6.
Rankin, J. G. (2015, December 15). Using data to avoid gender disparity in English-Language Arts classroom. In K. Macro (Ed.), GALA Journal: A Journal of the Gender in Literacy and Life Assembly, 21(2015), 43-49.
Rankin, J. G. (2015, November). Data report design makes or breaks data use: Evaluate your data system’s ability to communicate effectively. Educational Leadership, 73(3), 5.
Rankin, J. G. (2015). Data helps educators target gender issues if the data is poised to be understood. In K. Macro (Ed.), The Women in Literacy and Life Assembly (WILLA) of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Journal. National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
Rankin, J., Johnson, M., & Dennis, R. (2015, March 2). Research on implementing big data: Technology, people, & processes. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2015(1). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
Rankin, J. G. (2015, May 4). Who is really responsible for bad data use? EdCircuit. Retrieved from http://www.edcircuit.com/who-is-really-responsible-for-bad-data-use/
Rankin, J. G. (2014, August 24). Three ways data helps educators prepare for the first day of school. Ed-Fi Alliance Blog. Retrieved from http://www.ed-fi.org/blog/2014/08/three-ways-data-helps-educators-prep-first-day-school/
Rankin, J. G. (2014, July 31). Make the most of student data. International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) EdTechHub. Retrieved from http://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=120
Rankin, J. G. (2014, Summer). Universal design for educators, too. OnCUE Journal, (36)2, 22-23.
Rankin, J. G. (2014, June 28). When data systems actively support data analysis. EdSurge. Retrieved from https://www.edsurge.com/n/2014-06-28-when-data-systems-actively-support-data-analysis
Rankin, J. G. (2014, May 22). Over-the-counter data: Don’t swallow anything without a label. EdTech Review. Retrieved from http://edtechreview.in/trends-insights/trends/1200-over-the-counter-data-don-t-swallow-anything-without-a-label
Rankin, J. (2014, March 17). Reporting data with “over-the-counter” data analysis supports improves educators’ data analyses. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference 2014(1), 900-911. Chesapeake, VA: AACE. [Also available at http://www.editlib.org/p/136545/]
Rankin, J. G. (2014, January 7). Better data use requires better data systems. eSchool News. Retrieved from http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/01/07/better-data-systems-345/?
Rankin, J. G. (2013, December/Winter). Remedying educators’ data analysis errors with over-the-counter data. CCNews: Newsletter of the California Council on Teacher Education, 24(4), 14-21. San Francisco, CA: Caddo Gap Press. [Also available at http://ccte.org/wp-content/pdfs-newsletters/ccte-news-2013-winter.pdf]
Rankin, J. G. (2013, October 25). Pushing edtech’s responsibility to communicate feedback effectively. Edtech Women. Retrieved from http://edtechwomen.com/blog/2013/10/25/pushing-edtechs-responsibility-to-communicate-feedback-effectively
Rankin, J. G. (2013, June 3). Featured article: What data reporting systems can learn from medicine labeling. EdSurge. Retrieved from https://www.edsurge.com/n/2013-06-03-opinion-what-data-reporting-systems-can-learn-from-medicine-labeling
Rankin, J. G. (2013, May 2). Over-the-counter data is the next frontier for data in edtech. Edukwest. Retrieved from http://www.edukwest.com/over-the-counter-data-is-the-next-frontier-for-data-in-edtech/
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OTCD Standards and Research Paper
Data systems/reports should adhere to OTCD standards, designed to increase the accuracy with which educators analyze the data being displayed.
- See the specific OTCD standards at www.overthecounterdata.com/s/OTCDStandards.pdf. This file also contains a paper with evidence for every standard, including an extensive reference list.
- See OTCD components at www.overthecounterdata.com/s/5OTCDComponents.pdf.
- See an infographic explaining how this all works at www.overthecounterdata.com/s/OTCDInfographic.pdf
SUPPLEMENTAL DOCUMENTATION TEMPLATEs & Examples
Templates for creating reference sheets and reference guides, as well as "real life" samples, are provided here so you can make your own report-specific supplemental documentation:
Results from a quantitative study on OTCD components indicates increases of data analysis accuracy by up to 436% when educators use supplemental documentation while analyzing data.
Data & Questions to Support
The data types educators use, as well as the questions they seek to answer, are somewhat infinite. Data systems should provide reporting capabilities to support all key data types, as well as reports allowing educators to answer key questions related to this data. Examples of key data and questions can help:
- Data Table (www.overthecounterdata.com/s/DataTable.pdf)
- Question Table (www.overthecounterdata.com/s/QTable.pdf)
Data Use Standards
To better understand what data knowledge and skills educators should possess, refer to SLDS Data Use Standards: Knowledge, Skills, and Professional Behaviors for Effective Data Use (via the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program, 2015), available at https://slds.grads360.org/#program/data-use-standards. These standards serve as a comprehensive resource in many other areas of data use, as well, and are worth examining.
National standards have been available over the last 2 decades to offer guidance concerning the best way to communicate test results (standards applicable to data systems & data system reports should be balanced with an understanding of data display research):
National Council on Measurement in Education: Code of Professional Responsibilities in Educational Measurement Responsibilities of Those Who Interpret, Use, and Communicate Assessment Results (National Council on Measurement in Education, 1995): http://ncme.org/resource-center/code-of-professional-responsibilities-in-educational-measurement/
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Standards for Educational & Psychological Testing (AERA, American Psychological Association, & National Council on Measurement in Education, 2014 update on 1999 version): http://www.aera.net/Publications/OnlineStore/BooksPublications/tabid/11736/BKctl/ViewDetails/SKU/AERWSTDEPTNEW/Default.aspx
Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education Reporting & Interpreting Test Results (Joint Committee on Testing Practices, 2004): http://www.apa.org/science/programs/testing/fair-code.aspx
Data Visualization Experts Not Exclusive to Education
Experts who study and write about data visualization as it applies to all fields (e.g., graphing data outside of Education, which includes many aspects that can be applied to - and/or modified for - OTCD) include:
- Edward Tufte (www.edwardtufte.com)
- Stephen Few (www.perceptualedge.com)
- William S. Cleveland (www.stat.purdue.edu/~wsc/papers.html)
- 4.0 Schools, http://4pt0.org
All Analytics (Community for Info Management, BI, and Analytics), www.allanalytics.com
American Educational Research Association (AERA) (Member), www.aera.net
- Ammons Scientific (AmSci) (Research), www.amsciepub.com
- Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), www.aace.org
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), www.ascd.org
- Best Evidence in Brief from Johns Hopkins School of Education’s Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) University of York's Institute for Effective Education (Subscription), http://education.jhu.edu/research/crre/newsletter.html
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Professional Community, www.gatesfoundation.org
- California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP), Region 9, www.myctap.org
- California Educational Research Association (CERA), www.cera-web.org
- Cambridge Journals, www.journals.cambridge.org
- Classroom 2.0, www.classroom20.com
- Classroom 2.0 Leadership 2.0 Presenters Group, www.classroom20.com/group/2012-learning-2-0-presenters
- Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), www.citiprogram.org
- Computer-Using Educators (CUE), www.cue.org
- Connected Educators (American Institutes for Research) (Member and Subscription), http://connectededucators.org/
- Credo Reference (Research), www.credoreference.com
- CruchBase (Tech Company Database), www.crunchbase.com
- Disqus (Member; Academic Discussion Community), http://disqus.com/jennygrantrankin/
- District Administration, www.districtadministration.com
- EBESCO Host (Research), www.ebscohost.com
- Ebrary (Research), www.ebrary.com
- EdITLib Digital Library for Education and Information Technology (Research), sponsored by AACE, www.editlib.org.proxy1.ncu.edu
- EdJoin, www.edjoin.org
- EdMedia Commons (EWA’s Online Community, Member), www.edmediacommons.org
- Edmodo, www.edmodo.com
- EdSource, www.edsource.org
- EdSurge, www.edsurge.com (Jenny Rankin is one of the organization’s contributing authors)
- EdTechWomen www.edtechwomen.com (Jenny Rankin is one of the organization’s contributing authors)
- Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), www.eric.ed.gov
- Education Week, www.edweek.org
- Education Writers Association (EWA) (Member), www.ewa.org
- Edukwest, www.edukwest.com (Jenny Rankin is one of the organization’s contributing authors)
- Edutopia: What Works in Education, The George Lucas Educational Foundation, www.edutopia.com
- eSchool News, www.eschoolnews.com (Subscription)
- Euromonitor International, www.portal.euromonitor.com
- Future of Education, The
- Gale (CENGAGE Learning) Academic OneFile, www.gale.cengage.com
- Guilford Press Periodicals, www.guilfordjournals.com
- Hack Education, www.hackeducation.com
- Harvard Business Review (Subscription/User), http://hbr.org
- InnoCentive, www.InnoCentive.com
- International Society for Technology in Education, www.iste.org
- JasperForge, www.jasperforge.org
- THE Journal, www.thejournal.com
- Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), www.jamanetwork.com
- Lean In (Member), www.leanin.org
- Learning Forward, formerly National Staff Development Council (NSDC), www.learningforward.org
- Marzano Research Laboratory, www.marzanoresearch.com
- Mergent Online (Research), www.mergentonline.com
- MindCET, www.mindcet.org (Subscription)
- NCU Inter-Library Loan, http://illiad.ncu.edu/illiad/logon.html
- The Network for Public Education (Newsletter), www.networkforpubliceducation.org
- NJ Education Now (Subscription), njeducationblog.com
- Northcentral University (NCU) Library, http://library.ncu.edu
- Open ERP Open Source Business Applications Forum, http://forum.openerp.com/forum
- ProQuest (Research), www.proquest.com
- Psychiatry Online (Research), www.psychiatryonline.org
- Quib.ly (Jenny Rankin is one of the organization’s “experts” who writes responses), http://quib.ly/users/jennyrankin
- Rate My Teachers, www.ratemyteachers.com
- ReferenceUSA (Research), www.referenceusa.com
- RefWorks (Research), www.refworks.com
- Regional Educational Laboratory West (REL West) at WestEd (e-newsletter subscription), http://relwest.wested.org/
- SAGE Journals (Research), www.sagepub.com/journals.nav
- SAGE Knowledge (Research), www.knowledge.sagepub.com
- School Leadership Summit Presenters Group, www.admin20.org/group/presenters
- SciVerse ScienceDirect (Research), www.sciencedirect.com
- SpringerLink (Research), www.link.springer.com
- SRI's Center for Technology in Learning (CTL)(Subscription), http://www.sri.com/about/organization/education/ctl
- Standards and Assessment Network (SAN), www.ocde.us/Assessment/Pages/Standards-and-Assessment-Network.aspx
- Startup America Partnership (OTCD Registered), www.s.co
- TakePart Education (Waiting for Superman, Subscription), www.takepart.com/education
- Taylor and Francis Online (Research), www.tandfonline.com
- Tech Republic, www.techrepublic.com
- Teach Plus, www.teachplus.org
- Teacher Square, http://teachersquare.org
- Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education, www.tcrecord.org
- Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, www.tolerance.org
- Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership (TICAL), www.portical.org
- TED: Ideas Worth Spreading www.ted.com
- Turnitin, www.turnitin.com
- Ulrich’s Web Global Serials Solutions, www.ulrichsweb.serialssolutions.com
- Using Data for Meaningful Change (Subscription), http://usingdata.wordpress.com
- Web of Knowledge, http://apps.webofknowledge.com.proxy1.ncu.edu
- Wiley Online Library,
- Women 2.0, women2.com
- WorldCat (Research), www.worldcat.org
- ZDNet Education (Blog), www.zdnet.com/blog/education