Updated on April 3, 2017
“Teachers, district level personnel will be coming to inspect your classrooms. One of the things they’ll be looking for is your data wall featuring MAP scores and goals.”
Oh, S#&%! Whoops. Yet another on my to-do list that I had forgotten to do. And now it had to have it done…yesterday! What was I going to do? Confession time: cute design ideas are not my jam. My brain just doesn’t automatically work that way. And I didn’t have the time to scour Pinterest for ideas. I shared my struggles with a friend on support staff, who’s AWESOME, and she said, “Let me help.”
SURE….HELP….PLEASE!!!! She came up with the rocket ship idea and “Shoot for the Stars” title overnight and started hanging it up the next morning. We were going to put star goals on student decorated index cards, but after brainstorming, we came up with the astronaut idea instead. I printed a class set immediately, and the students stated decorating. I conferred with each student and recorded their original assessment scores on the center of their astronauts with their goals written on the stars. Within hours, the entire data wall was done. Students now know their Reading and Math baseline scores and their mid-year goals for both subject tests. Our data wall is something that our entire class is proud of. Good friends/colleagues are the best, aren’t they?!?! Full design credit goes to @mrspeachyblue!