Hey @KtBkr4, great post! Here are a few resources to help w/ data / manage standards based learning: @jumpropers @MasteryConnect @MyMetryx— Tom Driscoll (@Mr_Driscoll) July 28, 2015
.@KtBkr4 I also made these two sheets for students to help them track progress in competencies throughout course: https://t.co/xeYX3gW81x— Tom Driscoll (@Mr_Driscoll) July 28, 2015
I took a look at Jumprope and Mastery Connect, but I'm concerned about making more work for myself by using other platforms (as well as the cost!). I want to work smarter, not harder, and not be like Alice falling down the rabbit hole learning a new and managing a new-to-me assessment platform. I already use Edmodo, Google Classroom, Curriculet, and my district's gradebook program Genesis. I don't want another platform. And I took a look at Tom's spreadsheets: WOW! Prior to Google Classroom, Tom would have each of his students create a copy and share it back with him. I could adapt Tom's spreadsheets and have Google Classroom create an editable copy for each student to fill out throughout the marking period. More on this to come....
This got me thinking: what if I devise a way that students self-evaluate themselves and provide evidence of meeting the standards? My students are trained to peer and self-evaluate using Google Forms, so why can't I adapt that process so that students will make a standards-based portfolio that documents how they have met the Common Core ELA Standards?
If students are doing the data entry, I can save myself time and ensure that they are part of the process. Here is my thought: What if I create a Google Form for students to select the standard and provide a link to the artifact that meets that standard? My high school is a Google Apps for Education school, so my students are completing their tasks predominately in Google Drive. As long as their learning outcomes live on the web, they can provide a link to the item. The Google Form will be used for the entire school year and all entries will be located on one spreadsheet that I can sort.
So here is the form I created to track students' summative outcomes in meeting the Common Core ELA Standards:
On the spreadsheet of responses, I could use "Summary of Responses" to see the auto-generated pie charts and graphs of data or I can color the spreadsheet to analyze the data. Other subject area teachers could use this same method to track summative student performance. What do you think?