One of the most potent things a teacher can do to improve student learning is to monitor the progress of each of their students, and to adjust their teaching accordingly – or, in John Hattie’s words, to know thy impact.
When you know how far each of your students has progressed, you also know the impact your teaching has had.
How To Measure Impact
To know thy impact involves measuring progress, not A-E achievement. To do this you need to use the basic pre-test/post-test format. You can use this format with any measurable assessment tasks (e.g. early reader text levels, draft writing…
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