Reading Intervention Year End Data Analysis
So, we get it…we’re totally weird….but we absolutely LOVE data tracking and data analysis. Not joking. Part of the reason we love data:
Data Tracking & Data Analysis allow us to see how far our students have come and where they need to go.
Your data is your road map, your GPS, for literacy intervention. One of the best things we can do before rolling into summer is to get a good look at how our students are performing overall. This data will be invaluable to parents, summer tutors (hey are you considering starting up a summer side hustle?!…if not you should…click here to learn about our Summer Side Hustle School), and/or next year’s intervention team or teacher.
Now, in an ideal setting you would have a mixture of standardized assessments, curriculum-based assessments, and observational data that you could use to pull nice reports together. However, we know that typically this is not the case - you need something you can put together easily to get a quick snapshot of how your students are performing.
This truly doesn’t have to be complicated. When looking at how a student is performing specifically in reading intervention, you should be analyzing a student’s performance as it relates to the Big 5 of Reading:
Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary, Reading Fluency, and Reading Comprehension
Best case scenario you are using a structured and systematic approach to literacy intervention and are targeting each of these areas in your intervention sessions. You can measure these skills based on grade-level expectations. We put together a chart for you that you can download here to take a look at general benchmarks across each of the necessary reading skills.
We also put together a template you can use to report out on each of these results. Download it by clicking here!
If you’re interested in joining our Year End Data Tracking Webinar where we will cover exactly how to fill out this template and give access to our assessment to give you data for each of these categories, join our Intervention Insiders Membership Site here! Otherwise, use the data you’ve been collecting to get this template filled in!
Essentially, you want to be providing information on where a student’s skills are breaking down so that whoever will be taking over (even if it will be you) knows exactly which skills to be watching and how to communicate with the student’s parents about different types of activities they can be doing over the summer to keep their child on track. There is nothing worse than having a student come back after the summer break to see that many of their skills you worked so hard to solidify regressed.
By analyzing data to see where holes and gaps exist you can make sure that professionals and parents know exactly which areas to be focusing on over the summer. Then you can refer families to sites like Florida Center for Reading Research where they can find TONS of activities that will target the exact areas their student is struggling in.
How are you currently tracking or reporting on student data? Comment below, we’d love to know what’s working (and what’s not) for you!