Sunday, September 20, 2009

Data Doo Doo

I still don't have the hang of all this data stuff.

My ME 41 class seems pretty bright. I checked ARIS and most scored 3's on eighth grade assessments. Why they are in a four term class is beyond me. Mr. AP wanted us to give assessment tests. Unfortunately, when he mailed it out, I only got 10 out of the 20 questions so that was all I gave them to do. But, all except two kids got 7 or more correct so they obviously have not only seen the material before, they understand it pretty well. (I didn't need ARIS or the assessment test to tell me that.) I'm giving them their first test on Tuesday and Mr. AP wants to wait to see how they do before he makes any changes.

Guidance counselors have the same access to ARIS I have. Most of these kids took some sort of placement test before starting Packemin. Yet, they are obviously severely misprogrammed. And, what are we going to do, play with the data until it comes out the way we want it to? Will the school really reprogram 25 kids to make sure they are in the right class? And how about the special ed kids in this group? Many of them also scored well.

All this data stuff belongs here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As usual, the guidance gods and goddesses doing their best to screw up and then you, a teacher, will get blamed.