The words that send
WHY? HOW? WHEN?
Relax...take a breath...
go to your "HAPPY PLACE!"
Data is very important in education.
We as educator's not only need to deliver the instruction, but we do have the need to ensure our student's master and apply the knowledge we are delivering.
For me, it was a
CHANGE of MINDSET.
When I change my lifestyle, I need a WHY?
Why am I doing this? Why is it needed?
WHY? WHY? WHY?
Collecting data is NOT about the numbers.
It's NOT about "judging" my teaching. It's NOT about seeing
HOW many of my students DID or DID NOT master a concept.
It's about looking for those SMALL skills, those giant holes, those little tweeks that are missing FOR THE CHILD!
What areas are missing...so I can fill them!
IT'S NOT ABOUT ME???
It's about the KIDS!
Data is to help our kids.
OK. So HOW?
There are a MULTITUDE of assessments that you can use.
In this day and age, I bet your district has a LONG list of assessments they want you to use.
Don't just give the test & move to the next lesson.
LOOK AT THE DATA!
You might be surprised at what you see!
I recently gave a math assessment to my firsties.
We had spent 4-5 weeks (YES WEEKS) on place value!
Tens and ones. Tens and ones.
OVER AND OVER!
After my "district" math assessment,
I noticed a trend...
On 5-6 of the tests ( 25% of my class..)
they missed 3-4 questions about
adding ten to a number.
WHAT? ADDING TEN IS EASY!
We had gone over tens & ones, tens & ones...
...remember what they say about
that it would be easy for them
because they understood place value!
So...a week later of
math ..adding tens to numbers
100% on the place value review test!
So what if I gave the review test again.
They didn't get it the first time!
It is NOT important that
look good to others!
What is important is
DO THE KIDS KNOW IT?
Knowledge vs. numbers.
A New MINDSET!
If you are looking for some reading/writing assessments
to HELP your kiddos...
See how I use it