So does anyone else have a "Data Wall" in their school. This is our administration's new directive. Test scores from each classroom ( I assume a class percentage - like 90% of Ms. P's class passed the TAKS practice test and not individual test scores for confidentiality sake) will be posted on a bulletin board in the hallway. I know this is supposed to be some sort of incentive for teachers and students to work harder, but I'm skeptical. What I think will happen is parents will start comparing teachers based on scores and teachers will resent each other even more for their success or failure. I know some of our 1st year teachers are already feeling a lack of confidence. And I just hate having to submit percentages and grades in early childhood, when our report cards and gradebook are both based on a 1, 2, 3 system (whether they have mastered the objective or not). They do that because they think it's too early to subject kids to the grading system-damaging to self-esteem, etc. I have to keep 2 grade books, one "official" printed with the Kinder system and one to record weekly percentage grades for our administration. Anyone have a public data wall at their school and does it help achievement at all?