Data-Driven Goal Setting in Elementary (K-3)


Session Description

How do you get elementary school students to understand their data? How do you facilitate goal setting at an elementary level? Short-term vs. Long-term goals

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the sessions participants will know / be able to: 
  1. To have a better understanding of how to set goals with elementary level students using academic data.
  2. To create materials specifically aligned to data within their grade level. 
  3. To share created materials with other participants in the session. 

Activity 1:

Participants will collaborate in a discussion question asking, “Why should students set goals?”  
Participants will access a padlet and discuss with each other the pros and cons that go along with goal setting. Participants will also collaborate in answering the question, “Do you set goals with your students based on data?” By the end of the discussion questions, participants will understand the benefits of using data to help students set goals within their level of understanding.

Activity 2:

After facilitators share their teacher-created and data-driven goal tracking documents, participants will break into groups based on their grade level. Within their groups, using google sheets, participants will create a “goal-tracking” sheet that specifically aligns to grade level data. Participants will include a “goal” column, score, column, etc. Some examples may include; quarterly goals, AR goals, mClass levels, fact fluency, sight word fluency, etc.

Activity 3: 

Once everyone has created their “goal-tracking” documents, participants will share their created documents within the google drive folder. Facilitators will display created documents and we will discuss each product and how it will be beneficial in goal-setting.

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