Using Check Data

Case Study: Course Performance Data

Line graph displaying Sophia’s course performance data. Data summarized below image.

Line graph displaying Sophia’s course performance data shows she had consistently high grades in Art and Physical Education, and raised her History grade this month to a C. It also shows that her English and Chemistry grades fell, with increased numbers of missing assignments in each, and she consistently had a failing grade in Algebra.

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Week of October 1, 2018

A data entry form with Sophia’s missing assignments and grades for the week of 10/1. Data summarized below.

A data entry form with Sophia’s missing assignments and grades reflects that for the week of 10/1, Sophia had 5 missing assignments and a grade of 65% in US History, 3 missing assignments and a grade of 65% in English 2, 0 missing assignments and a grade of 75% in Chemistry, 0 missing assignments and a grade of 100% in Art 2, 0 missing assignments and a grade of 100% in Physical Education, and 2 missing assignments and a grade of 50% in Algebra 2

Week of October 29, 2018

A data entry form with Sophia’s missing assignments and grades for the week of 10/27. Data summarized below.

A data entry form with Sophia’s missing assignments and grades reflects that for the week of 10/29, Sophia had 0 missing assignments and a grade of 74% in US History, 5 missing assignments and a grade of 53% in English 2, 6 missing assignments and a grade of 47% in Chemistry, 0 missing assignments and a grade of 98% in Art 2, 0 missing assignments and a grade of 100% in Physical Education, and 2 missing assignments and a grade of 50% in Algebra 2.

Self Check

Course Performance Data documents grades, missing assignments, and credit accrual. Looking at the data on Sophia’s October course performance, what is most important to celebrate with her?

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While it can be helpful to highlight a student’s consistent strengths, this month there was some progress to celebrate.

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Sophia improved her History grade this month! That is a great success to celebrate with her.

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You don’t want to celebrate grades lowering, and it’s best not to bring those up while celebrating successes.

Looking at the data on Sophia’s October course performance, what would concern you?

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Sophia had A’s in these classes all month, so they are not cause for concern.

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This is cause to celebrate!

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Failing grades and falling grades are a cause for concern and can indicate a high risk of disengagement.