Real-Time Use of Data
- Data on student proficiency in math, reading, and sciences isn't seen until the school year ends
- By measuring our progress, we can improve our results
- Checking in with student learning helps teachers adjust lessons so students “get it”
Real-time use of data means monitoring students’ progress to ensure that they are learning.
Effective teachers continually check in with students during lessons. If students don’t “get” the material, teachers shift to respond to students’ needs.
Effective schools share data among teachers and across grades and disciplines. Their teams share insights and focus instruction on areas where students are struggling.
We can only increase student proficiency by ensuring our students are mastering the needed skills and subject matter, hour by hour, day by day.
Currently, standardized test data is made available at year end—in time to revise next year’s lesson plans, but after the students who took the test have moved on.
Let’s use test data to monitor students’ progress during the school year, so teachers can use it to ensure students are learning now.