Monitoring student learning using assessment data

Year: 2002

Author: Silis, Gina, Izard, John

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

The monitoring of student progress has always been essential to Education Systems. Current expectations require analysis of data by school management. This paper looks at the procedures applied to longitudinal data relating to students in mathematics gathered at an outer urban Primary School.

Groups have been monitored since their fourth year of schooling (Grade 3 in Victoria, Australia) to their seventh (Grade 6 in Victoria, Australia). Information is analysed at the start of the school year improving student achievement by using evidence gained.

This paper describes the process of data collection and analysis undertaken featuring Item Response Modeling [IRM]and how teachers used the information to make student learning more effective.