we know that most teachers are tired of the word “data” being thrown around liberally. and we tend to agree that this is a much overused word these days in education. for example, we don’t see the point of collecting data simply to put on a spreadsheet and then store in our files or deliver to our administrators. as teachers, we know that the kind of data that is worth spending our precious teaching and conferring time collecting is the kind that we can use to plan where we are headed with our teaching.
running records are a tool can provide that kind of data. (for real.) Continue reading