[Numeracy 340] Announcement: Free Online Courses on Using Data

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Marie Cora marie.cora at hotspurpartners.com
Wed May 5 17:38:21 EDT 2010


The following resources may be of interest to some of you.

Marie Cora

Assessment Discussion List Moderator


ProLiteracy Has Three Free Online Courses that Can Be Adapted to Your Needs

With support from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, ProLiteracy is
offering field-tested strategies that can be adapted to a program's
accountability needs. This is a three-part series of self-paced online
courses. The courses are described below. You can access these courses here:

Data Collection and Management
This course focuses on the foundation practices in data collection and
management needed to ensure the availability of credible, high-quality
student data.

Length: 3-4 hours

This course will help you:
*build a common language and approach to accountability
*organize collection and management efforts around key decision points and
staff roles
*increase confidence in your program's data collection and management

Data Analysis for Program Decision-Making
This course helps administrators and staff learn why and how to
institutionalize data-driven, decision-making practices.

Length: 3-4 hours

In this course you will:
*review and practice data analysis skills
*improve quality of decision-making through a team approach to data analysis
and review
*streamline program improvement using practical planning tools and

Communicating Success to Stakeholders
This course helps participants use data to highlight their program's
success, positioning it as a vital, relevant community service and thus
attracting more resources.

Length: 4-5 hours

In this course you will learn how to:
*assess the needs of your community
*develop tailored messages to diverse stakeholders
*deliver those messages in innovative and effective ways

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