The school district keeps test data on 68,000 students, but it wasn’t easy to track each one.
So teachers at Vaughn Middle School spent dozens of hours creating large paper charts, with glue sticks and thousands of dots to map each student’s progress at school. The superintendent saw it and had computer programs created that analyze the data. The results are displayed on large TV screens in a conference room. Parent Involvement Facilitator Susy Majano says they talk to the parents about the data.
“Obviously once t hey see it, they interact with with us and we have the conversations then they understand it, the process is easier for them than us just sending a paper home.”
Susy Majano, Parent Involvement Facilitator
Majano says administrators have used the charts to identify trends which can assist teachers. She says teachers show it to students and it improves their motivation. Eventually the system is expected to be available for every school in the Washoe County School District.
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