Data folders are a ‘tool’ utilized by the students of a Continuous Improvement classroom. Data folders allow students and teachers an avenue to track student progress. Students set individual goals that often correspond to the classroom SMART goal.
The data folder identifies what is important to the student. When student data folders mirror the classroom data center, students are able to analyze their progress with the progress compared to that of the rest of the class. Through individual goal setting and tracking progress, students take ownership and accountability for learning increases.