Teachers believe close relationships with their students are fundamental to effective instruction.
of teachers are constantly looking for ways to engage students based on who they are
Teachers ranked reassurance that no student falls between the cracks highly important
Ideally, data should help teachers make instruction effective.
But it doesn’t.
67% of teachers are not satisfied with data/tools. They're making trade-offs.
Teachers are faced with perennial tensions:
Data is often organized student by student—making it difficult to quickly scan the whole class—or lacks the detail necessary to help teachers address the needs of individual students.
Slow and overwhelming quantities of data make administrative tasks laborious and keep teachers from building close relationships with their students.
Up for a challenge?
Teachers told us data has to help them in 3 ways in order to personalize instruction for their students.
Teachers are trying to review the depth of understanding across their whole class
But manually integrating and organizing data is laborious
Teachers are trying to pinpoint misconceptions, struggles and competencies
But tools don’t provide enough detail and can’t keep up at the speed of teachingGet Started
Teachers are trying to adjust their approach to address what they’ve learned
But struggle to leverage data to change their student’s learning trajectoriesGet Started
There’s more to explore
Download Making Data Work, the full pdf report on how teachers are using data to drive instruction in their classroom. (PDF)