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How Are You Collecting Data?

  1. Strategy Overview
    Strategy Source
    Doug Lemov

    What is this strategy about?
    Streamline your observations by designing your collections so you are looking in the same place every time for the data you need. Are you looking at the answers they give in lessons or the answers they write in their books?

    Why is it important for teachers to collect data?
    Collecting data allows teachers to track how well their students are performing. This data can be used to review and amend approaches to teaching.

    How can you ensure that you see what each student is doing?
    Standardise the visual field. If a group is practising something, have the pupils arranged so that you can see how the pupils are doing something and you won’t miss anyone.

    Click here to explore our 'Are You Watching or Are you Tracking' strategy to check that your students really understand the content of what is being taught. 
  2. Choose this strategy if you want to...
    - Get the same accurate data every time you practice something
    - Take data as they’re working and save yourself time later

    Interested in this strategy?
    If you're not already signed up, click here to register for a free account. If you already have an account, click here to choose this strategy as a 6-week initiative. (It only takes 10 minutes to start an initiative!)
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