This is a six step process to humanize data that teachers and schools have on students in order to increase attainment. A spreadsheet called "Putting a face to data" forms step 1 in the process and allows teachers or school teams to identify the number of students at each proficiency level in a given area of the curriculum. The Joy of Six contains questions to answer during PLC meetings. These questions make up steps 2-6 of the process.
This is a set of two documents. The first is a proficiency table named: Putting a Face to Data.
Step 1: Gathering Data. It is an Excel sheet split into four main categories:
There is a space where one indicates the number and percentage of students at each level. All the information is sorted by the teacher. The second represents a continuation of the proficiency table. Following the elaboration of a SMART goal based on the data, five actions are identified to help students attain the learning cycle objective. This is detailed in the second document.
The initial step of this activity should be carried out by individual teachers recording data on their students. Steps 2-6 may be carried out in a Professional Learning Community (PLC) meeting with a group of teachers from a specific subject area.