Statistics course improvement for school administrator preparation

Accompanied by increasing demands on school administrator preparation and rapid development of computer technology, educational statistics courses are exposed to unprecedented pressures for changing both curriculum content and computing platforms. In this article, the intended curriculum is reviewed according to data analysis expectations from state and national guidelines. Past recommendations on statistics instruction are examined to justify the need for quantitative research skills in school administrator preparation. The curriculum implementation is further investigated to reflect a fundamental revision of statistics content by the American Statistical Association. The article ends with an overview of the cutting-edge software development in R that is likely to reshape the future data processing, text analytics, and graphical display for school administrators.


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