A paper on how over-the-counter data (OTCD) can supplement teacher education in the area of data analysis is featured in the winter issue of CCNews (pages 14-21), the newsletter of the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE). It is available at http://ccte.org/wp-content/pdfs-newsletters/ccte-news-2013-winter.pdf and is accompanied by other valuable information pertinent to teacher education.
A presentation on how over-the-counter data supports can be used to improve data analyses will be given tomorrow (December 5, 2013) 4:30-5:15 P.M. at the 92nd Annual California Educational Research Association (CERA) Conference in Anaheim, California. This conference is loaded with current, research-based information that can be directly applied to the practice of helping students and educators, and it is always one of the highlights of my year. More information can be found at http://cera2013.zerista.com/event/member/99068.
Both the CCNews paper and the CERA presentation relate to how following OTCD standards (when communicating education data) improves data analysis accuracy. These standards are now available in an expanded format at www.jennyrankin.com/s/OTCDStandards.pdf (rather than only the previous, abbreviated format) in order to more explicitly explain their nature. The standards reflect extensive literature and research on the topic of how best to communicate education data in order to foster optimal understanding and use.