The practice of goal setting is believed to increase students’ skills, self-efficacy, and intrinsic motivation to further their learning. Students use goals to direct their actions, assess their progress, and drive their own learning.
This is a data tracking tool that can be used in student data binders with 4th graders, complete with 4th grade proficiency benchmark scores. I have also included graphs without benchmark scores so that you can enter your own. This resource includes graphs for math, reading, language and science and is set up to use their RIT scores for each area of each subject. There is also a section for the overall RIT score in each area.
Students enter their scores from the spring of previous years (teachers may need to help access these), fall, winter and spring of their current year. I use these with the student individual progress reports that I pint from the MAPS website after each assessment period. I print one off for each student to use with this tool. Students enter their scores and graph their results. I have them use red if their score is far below the benchmark, yellow if they are slightly below and green if they are above. You can access this information on the student reports.
Operations & Algebraic Thinking
Numbers & Operations
Measurement & Data
Writing: Plan, organize, revise, research
Grammar & Usage
Mechanics: Capitalization, punctuation & spelling
Life Science: Ecosystems, Heredity and Molecules
Physical Science: Energy, Matter, Motion
Earth Science: Human Activity, Universe, Earth's Systems