Well I kind of went about this assessment backwards. Knowing that I had to create an assessment and use data director and timing of life, I gave the assessment first. I was just starting to teach a unit in Everyday Math so I used the checking progress as a pre-test. I gave it and scored it by hand. I then created the assessment in Data Director. It was interesting because it was the first time I had created an assessment that was not all bubble sheet. I had to use the number grid and emailed Mitch quite a bit to get it right. Because I had so many number grids I could not scan it and I had to enter the data by hand. It turned out fine. The cool thing was once I got it in I could see what areas I really needed to target in the unit and what things they had a pretty good handle on.
If I were to do it again, which I plan on, I will create the data director assessment prior to giving the assessment. I also started using the kid friendly learning objectives and it seems to be helping. At the end of a lesson, a student came up to me and said, "Mrs. Fisher I CAN create a line graph based on data." It was pretty cool.
(Edited by Mitch Fowler - original submission Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 01:54 PM)