The impact of visual tracking on student progress

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Plachcinski, Joe
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ISCED Level 3 Upper secondary education
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Background: The purpose of the study was to develop a visible tracking system to engage and motivate students, and to raise their achievement beyond target expectation.

Aims: The main aim is to raise the achievement of working class boys by developing a visible tracking system to engage and motivate students, and to give them ownership of their progress.

Methods: Administrative staff, middle leader, National Strategies consultant, Senior Leadership Team, Subject Leader, Teacher, and students collaborated to develop tracking systems to raise student achievement. Methods used include RAG rated tracking sheets, an electronic display with WALT and WILF statements, and a pie chart personal tracking system for students. CPD approaches included collaboration and partnership teaching. Data was used to measure progress.

Findings: The main findings are that visual tracking systems have been developed to engage and motivate students, resulting in improved performance and increased confidence. The tracking systems are integrated into the planning process and are monitored by staff.

Implications: The findings suggest that visual tracking systems can be used to increase student engagement and performance, leading to improved results and a more positive learning culture.
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Secondary education , Assessment and target setting , Information and Communication Technology
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