(6 Hours) This course will teach participants how to actively monitor students throughout the instructional process and to analyze data collected in order to better support their students. Participants will learn how to determine the purpose of monitoring students through whole group, small group, collaborative, and independent learning activities and will analyze multiple data collection methods for classroom use. Finally, the course will teach participants how to collect data, analyze the data for trends, and regroup students to help better teach mastery of core concepts. At the end of the course participants will build a data collection lesson plan, ready for immediate use in their classroom.

  • Price: $20
  • Credit Type: Professional Development

  • Credits: 6 PD Hours

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Course Objectives:

What You Will Learn
  • Learn How to Effectively & Actively Monitor Your Students During Instruction
  • Learn How to Use Collected Data to Assemble Highly Efficient Student Groups That Lead to More Effective Small Group, Collaborative, & Independent Learning Activities
  • Learn How to Collect Meaningful Data, Analyze Trends, and Identify Student Misconceptions As Well As Gaps in Understanding

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What You Will Learn:

Course Sections

This introductory-level course will teach you how to actively monitor students throughout the instructional process and analyze data collected in order to better support your students. You will learn how to record data during every component of your lesson cycle, analyze that data for trends, and plan to address misconceptions to help better re-teach concepts for mastery. The course supports you in building a data collection plan ready for immediate use in the classroom. This course is ideal for teachers new to the data collection process in the classroom and that want to learn about roaming methods that support active monitoring.

In this course you will learn:

  • The process of Active Monitoring and how to build “look fors” that help teachers monitor student growth.
  • The methods and purpose of several types of data collection.
  • How to analyze data, and how to use data to address student misconceptions in the classroom.

Course Guiding Question:

Course Guiding Questions

How do I utilize active monitoring during my lesson to collect and analyze data that informs me of my student’s growth?

Good course on how to gather and use student data

I enjoyed the trackers that were provided with this course, and as someone completely new to data analysis, I felt this course gave me a good introduction on things I need to consider as I monitor student work.

-8th Grade Teacher

Professional Development Credits:


At the conclusion of the course, you will receive a certificate for 6 Professional Development Hours (Clock Hours, CPEs).

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This course is Pre-Approved in the following states for License Renewal and Continuing education:

  • Texas – CPE’s, TEA-Approved
  • New York CTLE’s – NYSED-Approved
  • Pennsylvania DOE – ACT 48-Approved
  • Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) – Approved
  • Nevada DOE
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Course Sections

Topics Covered and General Course Outline

Section 1 – An Introduction to Active Monitoring

Learn the process of active monitoring and how to look for objective evidence of student mastery of concepts, then learn how to identify an activity in your content area and grade-level where you could implement active monitoring.

Section 2 – Data Collection

Learn about and analyze multiple data collection tracking documents and a data collection planning guide to help you select the data collection method appropriate for you.

Section 3 – Addressing Misconceptions

Learn how to analyze your data for trends and identify areas for improvement in the lesson so you can appropriate address student misunderstandings. Then, learn how to plan for new student grouping and re-teaching based on data trends.

Professional Development Course Resources

Helpful Resources & Templates Included With the Course
The course comes with 15 templates, tools, and graphic organizers ready to be used in your classroom!
These Include:

  • Academic Behaviors to Notice Tracker-Math
  • Academic Behaviors to Notice Tracker-Reading
  • Academic Behaviors to Notice Tracker-Writing
  • Academic Behaviors to Notice Tracker-Data Examples
  • Active Monitoring Planning Guide
  • Assessment Data Collection Template
  • Data Analysis Guide
  • Data Collection Lesson Plan
  • Data Collection Planning Guide
  • On/Off Task Behavior Tracker
  • Progression of Skills Mastery Tracker
  • Effectiveness Rubric
  • Implementation Checklist with Sample
Computer Screenshots

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