Evaluation and Getting to Students In Time
Regular evaluation of data can prevent students from getting hit or miss support. Meeting as teams regularly and examine data is so important. Many schools choose to have department-specific, or grade-level specific teams that take care of specific groups of students, to ensure no one gets left behind and that more attention can be given to the needs of each student. Having reliable data to inform these meetings will lead to better decisions and interventions that can be implemented faster.
Says Principal Laura Touchstone of Pine Forest High School in Pensacola, Florida, “The teachers are all the time looking at that real-time data to determine where their students are struggling immediately. Instead of waiting to the end of the nine weeks and they’re like ‘Oh, you failed,’ we are catching them immediately.”
How can you capture and evaluate this data?