Thursday, May 19, 2011
Dive into the data - Analyzing Assessment Data
This got me to thinking.....
How do you analyze test data?
Whether it is a quiz, a summative exam, a project? What do you do at the end of the quarter, unit, project, etc. to wrap up and dive into the data?
Here's what I do at the end of every unit: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0Bwz1J6fj2c9rY2E1ZThlNGQtODZiMy00MDk2LWE3ZTYtZGU2ZTg0M2MyMzIy&hl=en_US&authkey=CL2rnegD
No one asks me to do it but I am able to gain valuable information about what worked and what didn't. I know this is like performing a rather detailed autopsy of something that already happened and something I can do nothing about, but it changes my behavior for the next time I complete this unit.
What are your thoughts? What do you do? What data do you dive into?