Students at Leadership Public Schools use a variety of programs to practice certain math skills each day. Logging in to each of these programs to monitor programs of multiple classes of students is far too time consuming and hard to manage. By creating a simple spreadsheet where students can view their next learning activity and input their performance scores, teachers are able to view each student's progress in a single, easy to read spreadsheet.
Having students input their results creates data that is easier and quicker to access and provides an opportunity for more student ownership of their results. In a few rare instances the data the student inputs does not correlate with their knowledge of that skill, but this is easier to determine by quick teacher check-ins (or more formal 1:1 conferencing), as well as more formal assessments that happen about weekly.