The data is coming. Every day, more teachers send me DRA scores. DRA scores are flooding my inbox waiting to be opened, printed, and devoured. I eagerly open the attachments and quickly skim, looking at the end result.
“How many on grade-level? Did Rosie make it? We worked so hard.”
I input the scores on the spreadsheet and determine change level. I color code the scores by time in the year to determine how many are below, at, and above grade level.
Numbers swirl in my mind. Faces zip past as I enter the data. For some, I look at last years data and compare progress from year to year.
“How many of the kids who are still below grade level just missed it by one level? How many of the students who are below grade level moved in during the year? How many of the kids who are below grade level made more than one year’s expected growth?”
I’ve always been a book nerd. Nose in a book, that’s me.
I never knew numbers could be so fun!