Keeping Effective Records and Keeping Track of Student Progress

By Michael Hilkemeijer


As a teacher myself, there are a number of issues and concerns that, I am sure, we all face. Four, in particular, learning progression, tracking student data, differentiating the curriculum, and personalised learning, all have a tremendous impact on your ability to make informed instructional decisions as a teacher.

Record keeping for teachers is about ensuring that you have accurate data to make an impact on student learning.

Why is record keeping important in schools? It is because learning progression will only occur when you have accurately applied formative assessment strategies to establish a student’s skills, knowledge, and capabilities. Additionally, a student progress record is determined by how capable you are tracking student data.

Both differentiation and personalised learning are strongly influenced by the student data that your record and this, in turn, emphasises the need for effective record keeping in primary schools that is supported by formative assessment as it can be a great way to help you keep track of student progress.


Record keeping in Schools


There are many different types of record keeping for teachers that will enable you to make informed instructional decisions. Each fall into three main categories:

  1. Summative instructional data;
  2. Formative instructional data and;
  3. Attendance.


Examples of record keeping in teaching include:

  • Tests;
  • Project based learning;
  • Class checking points;
  • Exit cards;
  • Rubrics;
  • Pre-assessments;
  • Whole class snapshots and;
  • Individual profile sheets.


For effective record keeping in primary schools to occur, however, teachers themselves need answers to questions such as ‘What is record keeping in schools?’, ‘Why is record keeping important in schools?’, ‘How to keep track and record student progress?’, ‘Types of recording keeping schools?’, and what they have to do in relation to maintaining accurate records in the classroom?


As sound record keeping for teachers also has an impact on your ability to communicate well with parents, colleagues, and students, these questions raise significant factors pertaining to student attainment levels in schools.



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