Over the past several weeks we have been pre-assessing, assessing, and re-assessing. After evaluating your students, what do you do with all the data? Here is a link to our Data, Data, Data post.
Tracking data and data analysis is the key to knowing if our students really "got it". I post my data graphs on the clothesline near my windows. This allows me to change them frequently. My students also have Data Notebooks. Here is sample of the yearly goals posted in my classroom with quarterly benchmarks. (warning: when you download the benchmarks, they are NOT in order. For some reason, when I created them, I didn't put them in order. Look the the bottom for the correct quarter.)
My colleague, Stephany, has the data notebook featured above in her TpT store. Click here to link directly to her product. She creates data notebooks for her students too. Her first graders do an amazing job at recording and tracking progress. After having data notebooks in kindergarten, her first graders are already familiar with their purpose. Stephany and I both use data in parent-teacher conferences and for progress monitoring.
These are a few pictures from this year and last year. We post our data in our classrooms. Students watch the graphs and track their own progress.
Stephanie and Stephany