There is the data that matters, and the data that really matters.
To Politicians and policy makers the data that matters are CCSS assessments like SBAC or PARCC scores. In-perfect indicators labeling our children below, at, or above proficiency.
But to teachers, the data that matters is finishing your first real chapter book, that light bulb smile that goes off when a child gets something for the first time. When a child ask can I read all the "39 Clues" Books?
I teach children, and my superpower is I follow the child not the score.
Challenge anyone who limits any discussion of your child's literacy to test score parents!
Jesse The Walking Man Turner
If you want to listen to what song I listened to on my morning walk over the mpoutain...it's Barry Lane's "Know Your Higher Self" > https://youtu.be/R-i872w3D2w <