Data, Data, Data! {Stephany from Primary Possibilities}

We keep all kinds of data in our classrooms, here are some of the ways that I keep and track data in my classroom.  First up is student data books.  I make mine a half sheet sized booklet that is bound at the top with comb bindings.  This saves paper and space at the same time.  I laminate the front and back over for durability. 

We decide the most important skills that students should graph.  Graphing and tracking every standards would be impossible, especially in second grade.  Each page is set up to be graphed once a month.  I try to spread it out so that we aren't graphing everything all at once.  Students like to see their "steps" go up on their graphs and when they don't they do notice that they need to work on certain skills.

We changed to standards based report cards this year so it was important to find a way to track student progress on all of the standards.  You can track the overall percentage that passed the class with this form below.  This helps reflect on your teaching and also plan your future instruction.  If you have a super low percentage passing you would obviously want to reteach to the entire class.  You can also look for patterns among strands or testing days.

This form keeps track of data for each standard by student.  I pull the standards that we are working on that quarter.  You can keep track of all of the reteaching data on the same form.  

We also keep a data wall in the classroom that tracks the most important standards for that grade level.  These are decided by grade level teachers and by the particular needs of the students that year.  This year we are tracking addition and subtraction fact fluency, writing, literary response and reading level.  This is the overall percentage passing of the entire class.  We graph these once a month after our monthly assessments.

I hope you find these ideas useful in your own data tracking!

1 comment:

  1. Great forms. The first time I made a sheet for each standard (about 12 years ago) my co workers thought I was nuts. Now it's necessary.