Which Maryland middle schools have been most successful with Special Education populations in math?
One of the areas of concern that we have identified in our schools is the assessment of special education students, particularly in math. Deep Creek and other schoolsespecially struggled in the sub group of special education and math. We are interestedin the concept of data mining in order to improve the education for our strugglingpopulation. Data mining offers an opportunity for schools to analyze their classrooms,teachers and practices in order to compare them to the best performing schools andtheir best practices.The purpose for the data below is to look at the top performing middle schools in thestate of Maryland in regards to special education mathematics in order to analyze thenumbers to decide how data mining could be used to support special education classeswithin our schools.You will be asked to consider the following prompts:
What additional information would you need from teachers, students,parents, administrators and community in order to analyze this dataand why?
Is this a fair comparison of the data? Why or Why not?
Where does you school compare to these top schools? What twothings would you suggest for your school to do to improve in thetest scores in the area of special ed?
How could data mining strategies help special ed teams working toimprove their test scores?Data taken from: http://mdk12.org/
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