Why not read the Learning Stories rather than pour over a chart?
It’s like reading a headline summary in the paper
Teachers are telling us that finding critical learning stories should be easier and quicker. Charts and multiple visualisations often put you into a state of not knowing what you are looking at or looking for, and “that’s if you can remember how to log into the graphics thingo”. Hmm
We know how much data you have. We manage volumes of data and we know that the more data you have and collect, the harder critical learning stories are to find. We also know that multiple charts and spins of descriptive data are NOT the answer!
We took a fresh look at what makes a good learning story and decided that our servers needed to work harder, rather than you. We now look into the data, when you have two data sets to compare, and write you a beautiful text summary paragraph that draws out the story, into readable text.
Learning stories are available for PAT, NAPLAN and our very own Scribo where we have done something special for coaching students as well. ONE CLICK – DYNAMIC STORY TIME!
If you want to see what the learning story is without getting into charts, click the Stories tab in Class Ledger. Stories are auto generated for PAT, ALLWELL and NAPLAN results. Stories read into the data to produce a nice, human readable text about what is happening between two sets of data points. To use Stories, you need at least two sequences of NAPLAN and PAT data. Stories also works with Scribo and needless to say, we will be crafting more Stories with our new capability.
We are looking at this and what we can do. Every year, students advance a year with new teachers, classes and a history of the current year. When Ledger has data across multiple metrics, we could write your teachers a hand over story. More coming on this one!!
If you have data sources that you want stories to work with, you need to have at least two series of results so the story engine can make a comparison of progress. Let us know about the data sources you would like to create stories for. We can make these computers work even harder for you.