Keeping Up With All of That Data!

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So, you know, as teachers, we have a LOT of data to keep up with!!
When I first started teaching, we always kept student data in file folders,
which were normally located in a filing cabinet or a data box.
It was an ok system, especially because it allowed me to pull
an entire file for parent conferences.
Then, when I moved to kindergarten a few years ago, I discovered that 
there was another great way to keep up with student data!
In the state of Alabama, Kindergarten is all about how they are progressing
with the acquisition of academic content. It remains pretty streamlined
in my school district, so many times we’re testing the same skills all year,
we’re just going deeper in the standard strand. 
Anywho, I learned that it is so much easier to get a large 3-ring binder,
and then I buy tabs from Wal-Mart.
Some people like to get the  numbered tabs, because they have their students in number order.
I prefer the A-Z tabs, because it doesn’t matter whether you have students
who withdraw or enter, everyone is just in ABC order. 
This method allows me to have all of my students assessments
at hand, without looking all over the place for them!
I promise, everything does fit into the binder!
In this binder I have a sheet that allows me to test capital and lowercase letters several times.

Their reading assessment which also provides the data for the report card…

…and the math assessment that will transfer over to the report card.

Did y’all know about this way of keeping up with data?

If not, why didn’t y’all tell me?!?!?
Just kidding…..maybe…..
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