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Statistics are veryimportant to educators and it is essential to have knowledge in thisarea or else datacollection will be difficult. I believe thatin order to fully understand formal assessments you must first befamiliar with statistics. Furthermore, stats are very important in special education becausewithout aproper understanding of them, interpreting test results correctly would be nearly impossible. Descriptivestatistics are statisticsthat describe and summarize data in a meaningful fashion. People that struggle tounderstand statistics could inadvertently place children in the wrong group of class. They might alsowaste precious time by reteaching something that the student alreadyknows or teaching something thatthe student willnot understand becauseit requires prerequisite knowledge that was skipped. Educatorsthat are struggling with statistics couldperhaps take a night class or watch tutorials to strengthen theirknowledge. Another option is for the struggling teacher to be paired with a mentor teacherthat is morefamiliarand comfortablewith statistics. Thanks again for this wonderful opportunity.I could not agree more statistics is something we must learn to understand in the education field not justa classroom teacher, but all the staff should in my opinion. We work as a team and we must ensureeveryone is on the same page with how to track and monitor students academics and or behavior. Ibelieve you are right that to be able to fully grasp any formal assessment statistics must be known as thiswill be apart of that assessing. I really enjoyed reading your post you were thorough and provide a sidethat you supported. Great work! The world is constantly changing we must also stay with what is new orsimply we won’t be providing properly to each student.Statistics are crucial for educators. I like the way you emphasize the importance of this skill inadministration as well. I often have the conversation with my husband, is the world really becomingmore information based, or is it just easier to see because the world carries a computer in their pocket. Icould not agree more when you say, “understanding the statistics is a group effort as this is a way weteach our students.” If the statistics show we are above average in our classroom in a certain subject, weknow that we are doing something right. If the statistics show we are below the average, we know thatwe need to improve or change our teaching strategies. I think we all could further our knowledge.Overall great post and thank you for sharing.I appreciate your insight! Statistics is not something I would think about first when looking into aneducation position. Although we use it nearly daily including those staff members apart of theadministration. It is a little scary to think about a world that is more information based because we areso used to the way of how we live now. I think like you said because we have phones in our pocket they

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