Formative Assessment Through Micro-Data Collection

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In the struggle over what kinds of data matter, not just big and little data, but real data that deserves our attention in this busy world we live in, data that move, improve and educate teachers is my favorite. In NYC there is a school called School for Global Leaders that is using micro-data that might be described as very small and almost not worth collecting. And yet this micro-data, for example, where students sit, how much time students spend in certain instructional groups or how much learning is attained in lecture formats, is the best type of assessment data to collect: