Graphs: The Most Effective Tool To Analyze Student Data

Assessment is an integral part of School education and is one of the best ways for teachers to get feedback on whether the goals of their teaching are being met or not. It also helps teachers to analyze various teaching parameters and understand whether students are able to learn what they are supposed to. Since it is an effective way to get feedback, even Parents are always waiting for it because it helps them get an idea of how their child is performing and what could be the areas of improvement in the future.

With more focus on Activity based learning, the number of assessments/activities have increased but at the same time it has made it complex for Teachers as well as for Parents to get meaning out of these numbers and because of this there is a lot of value which is simply lost. We at SchoolPad feel that it’s important for the Teachers as well as for Parents to be able to analyze this data quickly and easily so that they can take decisions that can accelerate student growth.

To solve this problem Graphs was the best tool that came to our mind but creating them with raw data was not easy so we created an engine that could accept all the raw data and then do the complete analysis followed by generation of real time powerful graphs which could help parents, students and teachers to get useful information quickly and easily and make better decisions to impact student growth thus extracting the best value out of these assessments.

To illustrate this we have explained 3 simple graphs that are generated by SchoolPad in real time:

1. Graph showing subject wise performance: This is a useful graph that picks the marks of a student in different subjects and represents them graphically to show the weak and the strong subjects so that students, parents and teachers can focus on them accordingly.

 

2. Child Comparison Graph: This is a powerful graph that picks raw numbers of a student in different subjects and automatically calculates the average and highest to show the complete comparison of a student with others in a particular subject.

 

3. Attendance Vs Marks: This is again a powerful graph that compares the attendance and marks of a student to give a quick perspective of whether the performance of a child is getting affected by his/her presence in the class.

These were just few examples and we constantly keep improving the engine by adding more graphs because we feel that graphical displays are extremely powerful to analyze assessment marks and can help Teachers and Parents discover some amazing facts related to a child’s performance at a single glance which can otherwise take a lot of time and effort and are extremely difficult to discover.

 

 

  • Bhuvnesh Sharma

    Very Effective Post!!!!!!!

  • Salimah Musharrif

    Excellent :) .. i really like the idea!