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Daily Adjustments to Student Learning

Employing formative data to adjust learning activities as students progress faster or slower than expected


Teachers collect and use data every day. Most of these data are more qualitative than quantitative and work well for smaller daily adjustments for students.

This data use could be something as simple as a teacher recognizing students struggling on a concept and scheduling more time with them during the day or week. In other cases, data are more formal, coming from quizzes or benchmark assessments. Roots often compiles these data into "heat maps", which visually plot students' results, color coding students by grade level or an existing assigned group. Teachers use these data to form new groups, re-form groups, or pull-out students for remediation depending on how they are progressing within certain learning objectives.

Roots Daily Math Formative Data Sheet

Roots Writing Data Workbook Heat Map

Strategy Resources

Roots Executive Director Discusses Flexible Instruction through Data Use

Roots ED and Founder, Jonathan Hanover, discusses how Roots uses data to create long term... Learn More

Roots Teacher Discusses STEP Testing and Informal Data Use at Roots

Roots teacher, Samantha Gambino, discusses how the team uses STEP testing to inform literacy instruction.Transcript... Learn More

Roots Writing Data Workbook Data Entry

This is an example Data Entry workbook for a student at Roots and shows the... Learn More

This is an example Data Entry workbook for a student at Roots and shows the plethora of data collected for each student.