Why should data EVER drive our instruction? Why are the needs of the children not the major driving force, or the joy in learning even? Data can certainly inform my instruction, but it will Never. Ever. EVER! drive it.
It's not clear from this article or the photos whether the data being shown is individual - which I wouldn't agree to - or collective - which will not really give you the data you need to help individual students, or to help the students truly reflect on their own work. I'm not saying there's no place to display data ever, but there are shortcomings whether displayed individually or collectively and it can be easy for the collection and display to completely bypass any useful function as far as student learning and class atmosphere and in fact impede either or both - not to mention that students can get wrapped up in making the numbers look good while losing sight of the actual learning.... sort of like, I dunno, an emphasis on test scores (more data).
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