Data Folders



Data Folders are a way for students, teachers, and parents to keep track of student performance. Students take ownership in their learning by setting individual goals, then tracking their own data to determine their progress.

When to use

this strategy:

To improve individual student performance

To motivate

To create student ownership in learning

To teach goal setting



Spelling tests

Any type of grade tracking

Word wall words

Multiplication facts

Know and identify the 50 states


What does

it look like?

Data Folders follow no exact format. Typically there is a place to set goals, record data, and reflect on progress.

How to use

this strategy:

Begin by modeling goal setting and data collection through a classroom goal. Once students are comfortable with the classroom example, they can begin to set individual goals. Start with concrete data collection such as grades or number of items correct.