PTC Using IlliniData…. in Parent-Teacher Conferences
5 Essential Questions 1. What skills and knowledge will students be expected to master?2. How will students be assessed?3. How is each student progressing?4. How are differences in learning accommodated?5. How can parents be involved in their child’s academic progress?
IlliniData ??? How can IlliniData be used during Parent Conferences to address these questions?
How are students assessed? 1. Standardized Assessments2. Local Assessments3. Class Assessments4. Individual Student Progress Monitoring
A picture of a student’s achievement over time on Math standardized assessments… Scores and Subscores over time… ISAT and SAT-10…
IlliniData Student Profile Reading
A picture of a student’s achievement over time on Reading standardized assessments… Scores and Subscores over time… ISAT and SAT-10…
IlliniData Student Profile Writing
A student’s score and subscores on ISAT Writing assessment…
IlliniData Student Profile DIBELS
IlliniData Student Profile Attendance Info
A student’s attendance history… Period 1 = am Period 2 = pm
IlliniData Student Profile Student Schedule
A student’s schedule of classes…. Click here to auto-populate an e-mail.
Report 2 shows where the student is in relationship with the rest of the students… Also shows relationship to next benchmark
Printing out a report…. Run report and then click “Actions” to export to EXCEL… 1 2 3
In EXCEL… Tip : Delete this row….
Convert Text to Number…. Highlight all data except for the header row…click on yellow diamond and choose “Convert to Number”…. For easier sorting….
In EXCEL….Sorting…. Make sure to click the upper left corner to highlight the whole page before sorting….
Custom Sorting… Custom Sort…allows you to choose multiple sorting options….
Suggestion….print one for you and one for showing parents by hiding the name column
To insert Column…highlight name column, right click and choose insert…
Insert a column with numbers… Type in a “1” next to the first name…
Click and drag to number…. Left mouse click on bottom right corner to get “+” and drag down the column…. Right click on auto fill options and choose
Choose to “auto fill”…. Choose “Fill Series”…
25 Tips for Successful PTC • Invite both parents • Make contact early • Allow enough time • Be ready for questions • Plan – organized in advance • Greet Parents as they enter • Get the name right • Avoid physical barriers • Open on a positive note • Structure the session • Be specific in your comments • Offer a suggestions • Forget the jargon • Turn the other cheek
25 Tips cont… • Ask for parents’ opinions • Focus on strengths • Use body language • Listen to what parents say • Ask about the child • Don’t judge • Summarize • Wind up on a positive note • Meet again if you need to • Keep a record of the conference • Keep confidences
Try it out! Using IlliniData in PTC ! Explore on your own….