Ryan Estrellado

Ryan Estrellado

Executive Consultant at South County SELPA, Educator, and Data Scientist

Background

I work at the San Diego South County SELPA, where I design solutions to help school districts build equitable systems for students with disabilities. This is my personal website, where I write about data work, education and other projects I’m working on.

What I’ve Been Up To

Data Science in Education Using R

I wrote a book with some really awesome people. Data Science in Education Using R is an open source book about learning R and data science in the education field. The print version is now available for pre-order and will be available from Routledge in October 2020.

Equity, Disproportionality & Design

At the South County SELPA, I work on a project called Equity, Disproportionality & Design (ED&D). ED&D is part of the California Statewide System of Support. Our mission is to partner with SELPAs in California to prevent disproportionality in our schools.

Guest Blog Post On R Views

I wrote a guest blog post as part of a series my co-authors and I are writing to explore the ideas in our book, Data Science in Education Using R.

Guest on the Education Data Chat Podcast

I and my teammate Marcus Jackson got to hang out with Stevens Dormezil and Michael Ricci to talk about equity in schools, reimagining how we talk about special education data, and schoolwide intervention systems.

Publications

Data Science in Education Using R

Recent Posts

Data Science in Education Using R Launches on October 27, 2020

With the release of Data Science in Education Using R right around the corner, Emily, Isabella, Jesse, Josh and I have been sharing what readers can expect from the book.

What do Animal Crossing players look for in villagers?

I spent a recent morning at a virtual island concert celebrating the arrival of a dog folk guitarist named K.K. Slider. The concert is a milestone in the game Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which has become odd comfort to me and others during the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.

Planet Money's Episode on the Modal American is a Great Example of Data Storytelling

Introduction In August of 2019 Planet Money posted an episode about using statistics to understand who the typical American is. The episode was called The Modal American and was a story about using the mode–a statistic that describes the most common value in a dataset–to finally describe a human being you might see on the street, not a composite of different average numbers.

California School Dashboards Part 3: Modeling the Data

This is part three of a three part series where I work with California School Dashboard data by cleaning, visualizaing, and exploring through modeling. You can read the first part of this series, which shows one way to clean and prepare the data, and the second part of the series, which shows a way to visualize the data .

California School Dashboards Part 2: Visualizing the Data

This is part two of a three part series where I’ll be working with California School Dashboard data by cleaning, visualizaing, and exploring through modeling. You can read the first part of this series, which shows one way to clean and prepare the data, at this link.

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