Data Love - Check out the Numbers

Data Love - Check out the Numbers


Data doesn’t have to be terrifyingly formal looking, boring, cumbersome or useless!  It should MUST be personalized, fun, doable and useful!


Having been on a team that helped teachers learn how to gather, analyse and use data, I’m pleased to share with you this quick and effective method which does everything without having to understand a thing about Excel (which I also love though!).


Simply choose the graph/table you need, then right students’ names or initials in the appropriate box.  You will see the graph builds itself so that not only do you have a visual depiction of results, but you also know which student lies where in the results.  Colour it if you like! It’s so simple and so effective!  I use red for ‘danger’ and gold for ‘shining stars’.


Finally, complete your data analysis using the template provided.


Examples have been provided to help you.


Two formats are available with this resource.  You can:

  • Complete digitally on an editable Google Slide, or
  • Print and complete by hand (see PDF)


Graphs/tables to choose from include:

•Results out of 10

•Results out of 20

•Results out of 25

•Results out of 100 (percentage)

•New Zealand-specific Achievement Standard results (grades)

•New Zealand specific Achievement Standard results (out of 24)


Also included is the analysis table which covers:

•What your data shows

•Possible causes for these results

•What you and the students need to do

•Specific strategies you could implement to do this


Five colour options available in the printable PDF format:

•White (no background colour)

•Blue zig-zag

•Brown-gold zig-zag

•Green zig-zag

•Pink zig-zag


If you're drowning in wonderful anecdotal (aka qualitative) data, you might be interested in Data Love - Check out the Stories and it's associated blog post.

  • Sharing/Copying this Resource

    A lot of work went into this.  I’d prefer you kept this resource to yourself.  I’m happy for you to share larger products (like the Achievement Standard and Unit Standard tasks) with others in your department, but this is just a wee price.  Buy your own, and let others buy theirs.  Cheers!  😊

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