data teams, METC

METC Conference Presentation

Things have been busy in the world of math and I intended to post this sooner.  I presented, with my awesome colleagues, my data teams process at METC.  It’s awesome when you know others will benefit from what you have shared.

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A PDF version of my presentation is below as well as a link to each of the files.  I’ve posted these before, but it never hurts to repost.

Presentation PDF

Individual Teacher Data Form

Group Data Form (to record data for multiple teachers in one content area)
Student Data Tracking Form

I love to hear stories and see pictures of this program at work.  Comment here, email me or tweet!

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Easy Data Template

I’ve been using the data teams process in my classroom for a few years now. When I began I had no training, I had to do a lot of research and talk to a lot of people who used the process.  The forms seemed extremely long and didn’t give me the graphical representation I was looking for.  Over the past three years I’ve developed and tweaked a template that has made data collection more than just a “collection.”  This template shows growth for individuals, whole class, and combined classes.  I use a 4, 3, 2, 1 system for proficient to not likely to reach proficiency (terms from many data teams references.)

When you enter the number, it color codes for you, builds a graph for the class, totals all classes and builds a graph for the class totals.

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data circle

The last tab of the spreadsheet is for misconceptions, strengths and learning strategies.  This tab is the most important because data teams is a useless tool unless you use it to guide your instruction.

I’ve included a link to this tool for personal use.  I hope it makes the use of data in your classroom a little easier for you.