I found this to be very useful! I like the idea of graphs and visuals for people to understand data better. I created a bar graph displaying the data for my last year’s 3rd graders and the results of their NYS tests. I would have loved to do this at the beginning of the year during open house to show the parents just where we are as a class and what we need to do in order to get better. The chart is below!
I also tried creating a chart on their Fountas and Pinnell Scores, but I couldn’t figure out how to change the Y-axis in order to have it be letters instead of numbers. I suppose I could have created a key but I figured that would be too confusing. Plus I wanted to show the progression from the fall to the winter and how many of them increased their scores! Overall I can see this being very useful for my classroom, with monthly newsletters or data reports. It was a great tool to explore!