Twice a term, mid-term and at the end of the term, I ensure that I collect and analyze assessment data in reading and mathematics. A writing sample is a collected and analyzed at the end of each term.
The photo opposite shows my initial data collection from mid-term running records. These are particularly pertinent this year as our ILE goal is in raising achievement in reading. The exact means by which I attempt to raise achievement changes each term as the children's need develop.
These data sheets are collected and pinned together so I have a flow of progress through the year.
However, this is somewhat misleading, as some of my students turned 5 last September but did not start school until February. They are doing very well according to their weeks at school, but I wanted to check their progress against age norms. This is the second graph.
I am currently collecting my end of term 2 data and am very interested to see how my new term two starters have progressed.