We use data to get serious about the gaps in your child's knowledge or school performance. We also use data as a learning and reflection experience for your child to help develop his or her executive function and strategic decision-making.
RiT tutors use data in three ways to improve your child's performance:
Data for Student Monitoring
With parental permission, we will collect weekly information about grades to target interventions in specific classes in which your child is struggling. This allows our instruction to become nimble, focused, and responsive. It also allows you to explore your child's progress over a semester or year.
Data for Student Performance
When we identify specific problems or deficits in your child's learning, we will design learning interventions. To see if these learning interventions are working, we collect information on student performance as we teach. Using data in this way allows you to see if certain interventions, such as IEP and 504 plan modifications and accommodations, are having a meaningful and positive impact.
Data for Executive Function
We also use data to help students grow, develop, and make strategic choices about their learning. In other words, we use data to strengthen your child's executive function. With our data tools, your child will have a chance to look at his or her progress, analyze personal data, and learn to make decisions. Data afford an opportunity to children to anchor their executive function processes, such as planning and strategic decision-making.
This graph documents Cecilla's grades from the beginning of the semester. This kind of graph has two purposes. The first is to tell a story about her school progress over time. The second is to target interventions when she begins to slip, as with her Social Studies grade from August to October.
The chart above tracks Cecilia's performance as she learns grammar with a RiT instructor. In this example, her score on grammar exercises is tracked over six weeks. She has improved her grammar proofreading skills by 25% since she began work on it with a RiT instructor.
For executive functions, data can be useful. For instance, a chart like this can be used to convince a young student that reducing missing assignments will actually increase his or her grade. This gives young children a compelling simple strategy to do well in school: Hand in assignments!
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