- My name is Rochelle Allen, I am a fifth grade teacher
at Science Hall Elementary School.
When students track their own growth and their own data
there is absolutely no doubt that their scores increase
and it's across the school.
Kids are very in the moment.
Like they take the test, it's over,
they don't think about it anymore.
They need to have their eyes on that test to see
what they did, why they did it.
That's how they're learning to increase their scores,
not just to understand the curriculum.
Because many of them do,
they are just missing one little part
and until they actually see the test, see what they did,
go back and justify why they got it wrong.
Because that's a big thing too, not just I got it wrong.
They're going back to justify their answer
of oh it is this because and they tell me why.
When we are looking through our information
we're able to see where we're struggling
and the big thing that my students need to know,
it's not just eyes on them that they feel singled out.
We're looking at the whole fifth grade.
For example, we have been struggling a lot on summary
so we were able to focus a lot the past few weeks
on breaking apart non-fiction expository texts
to be able to summarize that and we were super successful
and our kids were able, majority of them
got both of those questions on that star like correct.
And they were like, we got it, we got it.
They were so excited.
And just being able to hear them,
they knew that they got it incorrectly
the last time they took it and they got both of them right.
It anybody could just hear kids when they get it,
it's just like joy to teacher's ears.