Seven Ways To Reduce Teacher Workload by @guruteaching

Teachers: Are You Too Busy? (Then Reduce Your Workload!)

3. Reduce Data Drops

Many schools still require teachers to submit assessment data too frequently. Some teachers I’ve spoken to (thankfully at other schools) are required to submit assessment data once every half-term. That’s six times a year. Per class! I would ask why that is necessary.

As I’ve written before, we know that the progress made by students isn’t linear. So if a data point showed that a student had dipped, then that often means nothing at all. It’s the pattern over time that counts. If a student had dipped in their efforts or attainment, either in class or in homework tasks, the teacher doesn’t need a classful of assessment data to intervene, they just need a short conversation with the student. Reduce the data drops and you also free up time that was used analysing instead of planning better, or giving feedback, both of which are far more useful. Stop “weighing the pig”, just fatten it up, as you might say.

continues on the next page…

You need to or Register to bookmark/favorite this content.

About Andy McHugh 18 Articles
Teacher, HOD, Examiner and Blogger.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*