Monday, November 23, 2015

Mary Lazich, news releases, education statistics, and those pesky footnotes

As quoted in Sen. Mary Lazich: Legislature Should Give Schools the Tools to Keep Them Safe.  (News release, 11/23/2015)

So, Mary, when is data not data.

From a layman's perspective, it appears that the many other states have more significant reporting problems.

From the National Center for Education Statistics

The symbol ! is a warning to interpret data with caution.

The other symbol, which I can't replicate, indicates that reporting standards not met.

Neither of these appear with Wisconsin's latest data.

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