Students use these forms to self-monitor their academic progress throughout the year. Each data sheet is broken into quarters (4 for each section) so that students can keep their data organized and it can correlate with quarterly grades. These are fantastic artifacts to share at Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Data sheets included are:
1. Reading Level Bench-marking
2. Reading Standard Pretest and Post-test Scores
3. Math Fact Fluency
4. Math Chapter Pretest and Post-test Scores
5. Typing Skills (words typed in 5 minutes)
Prior to instruction of a new standard or math chapter, students take a pretest that is identical to the post-test to see what they have already mastered. I will then grade the pretest and hand them back for students to document in their data pretest category. After taking the post-test, students will then record their post-test score on the column next to the pretest to show growth.
I use Reading A-Z as a bench-marking tool. Resources are available online at www.readinga-z.com with a membership. I will have a conversation with each student once I know their instructional reading level and we will set a goal for the next time we meet to assess any growth.
I use a mixed multiplication and division fact fluency test and see how many they can achieve within 2 ½ minutes. This can be varied upon your grade level needs.
Common Core requires students to demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills—typing a required minimum dependent on each grade level standard. This data sheet holds them accountable and helps show growth. I use www.typing.com to practice these skills and one day a week we will type a single page of text (always the same page) for a consistent measurement of progress.