Ill. elementary-school students crunch numbers to graph their own progress

12/15/2013 | Belleville News-Democrat (Ill.)

Students at an Illinois elementary school are creating graphs to track their own progress in reading and math. First- through fifth-graders use color-coded graphs to measure their growth in math class, with green bars representing scores between 80 and 100. Teachers said the information is motivational for students. "It drives them to do better. It's a really neat way for them to challenge themselves," fifth-grade math teacher Jerry Pruett said.

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