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New Resources Available: Data Literacy Assessments

The WestEd Data for Decisions Initiative is pleased to announce the publication of the Data Literacy Assessments Project. These resources are available to educational professionals, professors and students in college and graduate courses, and to researchers.

The Data Literacy Assessments Project at WestEd, in collaboration with Using Data Solutions, has produced four scenario-based exercises that can be used to measure data literacy. The materials can be used as assessments, as supplemental instructional materials to develop data literacy for educational professionals in professional development or college and graduate courses, and for research purposes. The scenarios are designed to depict typical instances when teachers need to use data to make decisions in the course of their practice or personal experiences. They will allow users to demonstrate a variety of data literacy skills as outlined in the construct Data Literacy for Teachers (DLFT) developed by Ellen Mandinach and Edith Gummer.

The resources are available through the DDI website or by typing the URL into your internet browser: https://datafordecisions.wested.org/data-use-in-action/data-literacy-assessments/