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  • 09.20.21

Evaluation of Stakeholder Data Literacy Skills

  • by AIR

Data literacy is the ability to read, work with, analyze, and communicate with data*. As data and analytics professionals, we depend on our stakeholders to have the necessary data literacy skills to consume and use the information we produce to improve student success.

NSRIO Evaluation of Stakeholder Data Literacy Skills

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In the 2018 AIR National Survey of IR Offices, we asked office leaders to evaluate the data literacy skills of others at their institution by indicating their level of agreement with the statement “Stakeholders’ data literacy levels are high”. 70% of office leaders said their senior leaders and administrators were high, 41% rated faculty skills high, 31% rated staff skills high, and less than 10% rated student data literacy skills high.

 

 

*Reference: Morrow, J. (2021). Be Data Literate: The Data Literacy Skills Everyone Needs to Succeed. Kogan Page Limited.


What is the National Survey of IR Offices?

The National Survey is a nationally representative, longitudinal study of the function of institutional research (IR) in higher education.

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The chart shows office leaders level of agreement with the statement “Stakeholders’ data literacy levels are high” to evaluate the data literacy skills of others at their institution.

Values

Strongly /moderately disagree

Neutral

Strongly /moderately agree

Senior leaders

16%

14%

70%

Administration

15%

16%

70%

Faculty

22%

37%

41%

Staff

29%

40%

31%

Students

43%

48%

9%

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