Thursday, September 15, 2011

Student Driven Data






This is not a real important post, however, last year my principal encouraged all of her teachers to create a student driven data program... meaning students are aware of their goals and see their progress as they work toward their goal. I was very happy with the results and noticed a greater responsibility among the students... so I thought I'd share her idea.


My 2nd grade team wanted to focus on 3 subjects areas. We chose math facts (PIG Math), Reading Folder (Light Steps; phonics, fluency, comprehension program) and AR testing.
I created a one page sheet to go home each week. On Fridays, the kids color in their progress, take the report home to mom and dad to review with them and return to school Monday. The yearly goal is shown on the sheet, however, each term goal is represented with a star. I found that when everyone (teacher, student and parent) realized the goal and were held accountable to achieving the goal... everyone tried a little harder and made my job more enjoyable!


10 comments:

Eva said...

On the data sheet it says 10 facts in 30 seconds but the sheets that are posted are actually 12 facts. Did you change it?

Lory said...

Eva you are so cute. This is my 2nd year using this form and I've never noticed ;( Yes, it is 12 math facts in 30 seconds... just like PIG Math!
Thanks for letting me know ;)

Ashley said...

Do you have a copy of this that you can share? Also, how do you grade the reading folders? What is in them

Lory said...

I'd be happy to attach a copy when I get back to school. The reading folder is a fabulous program that allows kids to work at their own pace as they master their phonics, fluency and comprehension skills. Mom volunteers come in each morning to pass the pages off with the kiddos. Send me your email and I'll get you Diane's email (for the reading program)!

Ashley said...

Thanks so much!! This would help me alot. My email is ashley.farless@gmail.com

Rachel @ A Tall Drink of Water said...

Lory, this sounds like a fabulous idea! Can I also get a copy of your reading folder pages?

Kathleen said...

I just found the world of tPt and your blog. I absolutely LOVE this idea. Could I get a copy of your goal sheet and the reading folders? I have completely redesigned my classroom this year. My email is kmobermiller@gmail.com. Thanks so much!!

Eva said...

Can I get more info on the reading aspect of this? my email evamireles4@att.net

Teaching2nd said...

I would love a copy of the reading folders that you do. I have a parent who is willing to come and help. Please email it to me at jaddiss@wcpss.net. Thanks so much!!

Michelle said...

Lory, I am looking for the Light Steps reading program. Will you please tell me how to get it for my classroom? Thanks!