Part 3 in a mini-series exploring the great, big world of “de-duping” – or, how to handle repeated info in a spreadsheet or database. In this installment: using Microsoft Excel to highlight duplicates and summarize data.
I talk a lot about making meaning out of data-- that's what I want to support changemakers to be able to do! Looking more closely at these student write-up records can help guide a strategy toward pursuing restorative justice and student growth and accountability. My goal was to leap from 650 entries in the restorative justice discipline log to identifying trends and outliers, and using that information to recommend actions.