Title

Big Data 4 Big Issues: Reducing the Achievement Gap Through Targeted Analytics

First Presenter's Institution

Newton County School System

Second Presenter's Institution

Newton County School System

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Harborside East & West

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

Local educational agencies are innundated with a myriad of data. Having a vast amount of data is irrelevant, the data only becomes relevant if one knows what to do with it. When data is correlated with appropriate analytics educational professionals are able to accomplish the following:

  • Identify at-risk populations
  • Root causes of failure, issues and defects in near-real time
  • Identify appropriate programs
  • Detect behavior before it affects an organization

The aforementioned will assist with effective school leadership, closing the achievement gap and understanding that at-risk populations are individuals that are at-promise.

Brief Program Description

This presentation will provide attendees with a different perspective on data analysis and how data is to be used to effectively and efficiently to transform low performing educational environments. The presenters will share guiding principles and practices, that were derived from high-powered data analytics, that have led to organizational cultural shifts, academic success in the classroom and program development.

Summary

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Evidence

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Patrick E. Carter, III, PhD. is a principal in the Newton County School System. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Morehouse College, a Master of Education from Christian Brothers University, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership in Educational Administration from Capella University. Throughout his educational career Dr. Carter has always used his analytical background to create an educational environment that supports students, teachers and parents. As an adept, analytical detail-orientented professional Dr. Carter credits his success as a principal to his experiences as a high school Math Teacher, Football/Track Coach, Assistant Principal/Data Analyst, Secondary Special Education Coordinator, RTI Coordinator and Data Scientist with a knowledge base of proficiencies in the Hadoop Ecosystem, Mongo DB, Python, SQL, and Oracle 11g and 12c Database Administration.


Victoria A. Lockhart, Ed.D. is a School Counselor in the Newton County School System. Educationally, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Albany State University, a Master of Science in Education degree in School Counselor Education from Fort Valley State University, and a Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction. For nearly a decade, Dr. Lockhart has been an advocate for the success, development, and well-being of all students, especially at-risk girls. As a school counselor she has had the opportunity to create mentoring groups and provide mentors for at-risk students who are in need of academic, social, and emotional support.

Keyword Descriptors

Data Analysis, Early Intervention, Turn Around School, Reducing Achievement Gap, Program Development

Presentation Year

2017

Start Date

3-7-2017 4:00 PM

End Date

3-7-2017 5:30 PM

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Big Data 4 Big Issues: Reducing the Achievement Gap Through Targeted Analytics

Harborside East & West

This presentation will provide attendees with a different perspective on data analysis and how data is to be used to effectively and efficiently to transform low performing educational environments. The presenters will share guiding principles and practices, that were derived from high-powered data analytics, that have led to organizational cultural shifts, academic success in the classroom and program development.