TEACHER DATA BINDERS
How can all of the information that teachers gather about students be organized for easy accessibility and analysis? Teacher data binders are efficient tools to accomplish these goals.
Teacher data binders represent snapshots of all students in a class. They contain information about how children are doing socially, behaviorally, and academically. Some examples of data that might be included are assessment scores, running record levels, exit ticket information, progress monitoring charts, and anecdotal notes.
The information contained in these binders is compiled by teachers and shared with other staff members. Throughout the year, Response to Intervention (RtI) meetings and grade level data review meetings are held. Decisions about students are made by the team so that all children make continuous progress toward grade level standards. For some children, interventions are provided to close learning gaps, extend learning opportunities, address social issues, or create plans for behavior.
All teachers at Primrose Hill School gather information in data binders. They are valuable and easy to maintain. Educators use them to prepare parent-teacher conference notes, update progress data in educational plans, and to write report cards with comments.