I've Collected The Data! Now, what?

Updated: Jul 16

So, I've assembled student literacy portfolios and collected a variety of reading artifacts for each of my students. Now what?

Okay...stay with me...I'm about to use a word that stresses teachers out!

We analyze the data! I know...analyze...it sounds so overwhelming. It doesn't have to be.

You've probably already analyzed the work as you were collecting it. Use the printable below to guide your thinking for each student. Remember, these are not the only questions you can ask yourself, it's just a good starting point. You know your students best.

However, when looking at student work to analyze, look for possibilities. Jennifer Serravallo, The Literacy Teacher's Playbook, says not to focus on the deficiencies but look for possibilities.

When analyzing a student's reading artifacts,

we must NOT focus on the child’s deficits,

We must look for instructional opportunities

that will make a difference in their reading lives.

Download this little gem to keep when analyzing data from your readers

As you are reviewing your student artifacts, look for patterns that will help inform your individual student goals and your classroom instruction.

Until Next Time...

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