http://www.education.com/definition/data -collection/ Generating or bringing together information that has been systematically observed, recorded, organized, categorized, or defined in such a way that logical processing and inferences may occur.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_collection Data collection is any process of preparingand collecting data, for example, as part of aprocess improvement or similar project. The purpose of data collection is to obtain information to keep on record, to makedecisions about important issues, or to pass information on to others.
USES• Collecting and analyzing data on student performance (e.g. experiments and research projects)• Teaching basic statistics to students (e.g. business education course and high school statistics)
POPULAR STATISTICAL SOFTWARE TOOLS • SPSS • XLStat • FlexPro • NCSS Stat System• Stata Statistical Software
Computer-Based Testing Systemsan assessment in which responses were electronically recorded or assessed
USES• Student performance evaluation• Helps teachers to appropriate teaching materials through the diagnoses• Tracks progress of the students• author, schedule, deliver, and report on surveys, quizzes, tests and exams
ADVANTAGES• reduce use of paper• preparation for more global economy• easier to change test if mistakes in questionnaires are found• tests can be easier to retrieve• easier to write/type answers for students and easier to read for the teachers10/06/12
DISADVANTAGES• accessibility• need for training
Electronic Gradebooks• Is a teachers online record of the students lessons, assignments, progress and grades.• A quick and easy way to maintain student grades froam semester to semester.Ex. openSIS (open source) Open Admin for Schools (open source)
ADVANTAGES● Teacher can set up weights or percentages.● Calculate grades easily● Examines missing assignments● Shows grade trends● Parents and students can access it● Eliminates the need to wait
DISADVANTAGES• Possibility of forgetting password• Not all activities can be assessed by grades• Parents might rely on the grades only
Student Response SystemIt allows a computer based feedback from students. It is a system that keeps students’ attention in class and get them excited about learning and participating.
ADVANTAGES• Students are empowered to take control of their own progress — they can gain insight into areas where they need help and seek it out.• Students who are reluctant to speak in class can respond to teachers questions in anonymity.• Teachers can do real-time assessments of students’ collective and individual comprehension of a lesson and use that information to adjust the lesson plan or provide personalized instruction.
ADVANTAGES• Permits the teacher to see and display a summary of results immediately• Uses range from vocabulary games to comprehension checks during a classroom presentation• Easy way to engage all students at once
DISADVANTAGES• Teachers will not be able to identify who among the students did not participate.• The application relies on the internet.• There are limitations on users per activity on some applications/websites. (Socrative is limited to 50 users per activity.)
Online Testing with Feedback• It is an online test that gives comments, information or explanation on the student’s answers.• It may also give information or explanation on some items which maybe given before, during or after the test answers are submitted for grading.
ADVANTAGES• Immediate feedback• Accessible anytime and anywhere• Less error for checking the answers• Immediate results• Easier for the students to type or click their answers as compared to writing
DISADVANTAGES• Teachers cannot monitor their students• Clarifications on test questions cannot be made• Limited or no considerations• There is a need of computers and stable internet connection