Instant Data idea:) plus Font Friday

I tried something new today, and I have to say...I was very impressed! 

Last night I graded my students last math test and today I went over it with them. I cut this paper up I made and gave each student a strip.

As we went over each question, I had students color in the square if they had that question wrong

Once we were done with the test, I took each strip and taped them to a manilla folder.

INSTANT data!!! I did not have to plug numbers into a computer. I can clearly see that question 9 is one I really need to go over. I plan on the bottom writing the percentages. 

I showed this to my Principal and Instructional Facilitator and they both loved the idea. What do you think?

On another note, I said I would start a Font Friday! Well, it's Friday! I plan on adding these three fonts to my TpT and TN files this weekend.
Alright...I am back to the movie with my husband! I have a ton to do and get ready for my trip to Hawaii in a week and a half! I just wish he was going with me:(


  1. that data idea!! Thanks for the tip :) Happy weekend!

    3rd Grade Thoughts

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  3. Thanks Ladies. I thought it was such an easy and simple way to get data within minutes. I wish I would have thought about this sooner.

  4. Tonya,

    That data thing is cool! What an awesome idea! I recently had the kids correct their own work (with me doing examples on the Document Camera), and the Oh's and Duh's were enlightening. I think it helped them see where they made their mistakes much better!

    Thanks for sharing!!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

  5. Fabulous timesaver idea!! Thanks for sharing this tip!!

    The Bender Bunch

  6. The data idea is wonderful, thanks for sharing. Wish hubby was going with you too, but soon you guys will be there TOGETHER, forever.

    The First Grade Princess

  7. Love the data strips!!! Maybe you can do a printable of this later on for those of us (me) who doesn't know how to work excel. Thanks.

    1. I used PowerPoint. Just inserted a table with however many boxes I needed For this test it was 25. I didn't make it into a downloadable file for a few reasons...1, because the number of questions on a test can change. And two, it is just a table. I can help you if you need one:)

  8. Lovin' this idea! Wondering if I can teach my first graders to feel them out accurately?! This is an excellent visual to look at data, thank you for sharing all of your great ideas!


  9. I love this idea!! I'm always looking for ways to limit the amount of work that I have to do. This would definitely save me some time. Thanks for the suggestion! Also, I'm your newest follower.

    Teacher of Scholars

  10. I am totally in love after seeing this on Pinterest this week. I have included it in my Friday Fab 5 tomorrow with links back to this post!

    Jennifer Smith-Sloane

  11. What an awesome way to get students actively involved in their own learning.

  12. This is awesome! Love this!
    I am your newest fellow NC follower

    Bergin's Classroom

  13. Love the idea and plan on using it this year. Thank you for sharing. I may mention too that teachers can place a copy of the test in the folder for next year as a reminder of where more in depth teaching may be worthwhile.

  14. I think this is wonderful. I wonder how You could do this with more tests without having to constantly using a folder. I am thinking stapling a piece of construction paper on top and gluing the next test on the construction paper. What do you think?

  15. This is amazing :) I will be using this idea great way of seeing pre and post test data :)

  16. ohhhh love

  17. Thanks for the tip and it is low tech, too.

  18. Such a great idea I'd even add a strip across the top with the question theme i.e %, fractions etc. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you for sharing this GREAT idea! My team will be using this next year.

  20. HI! I just found this and it is amazing! It would be a great way to review the diagnostic test my kids just took. Could you tell me how to make the strips? Thank you SO much!! Have a great year!!