Teachers have access to a wealth of data about their individual students and their classes to inform instruction. As teachers evaluate students’ writing at any stage of the writing process, the computer compiles the data to create class and individual student reports. Teachers can access class data by specific elements of writing to help them determine what skills the majority of the class or small groups need. Teachers can view their individual students’ progress in a chronological table that displays details of their writing habits and specific needs. They can monitor the students’ growth on a graph indicating actual progress as measured against the expected progress. They can check the students’ electronic portfolio for any previously evaluated piece of writing from PK-12. Teachers can examine feedback given to students, conference notes for individuals, students’ work in previous years or in other classes in the current year. They can access benchmark reports for their classes. What teachers don’t want to save time on giving feedback to students, have class data complied for them and have all of the tools needed right at their fingertips to be effective writing teachers?
Schools or districts establish the dates and expectations for each benchmark assessment. School administrators and coaches can access the benchmark reports for each registered teacher in the school. The graphs indicate the class percentage of students that are within the below basic, basic, proficient, advanced and advanced plus ranges for each month of the year. Administrators can also access the individual student, class/grade level data, and an annual progress graph.
Administrators receive reports on teachers' usage of the UWC. The more that teachers are using the UWC, the more knowledge they have to improve instruction. It’s easy to see if teachers are getting the most out of the UWC!
District Administrators receive benchmark reports for each grade level, either district-wide or by schools. They can also access class benchmark data by teacher within a school. District Administrators and Curriculum Coordinators can see at a glance how students are progressing and areas that teachers may need additional professional development.