Have just used Val's idea from SLN to correlate book borrowing with students progress in English throughout the academic year.
Although it does show students who have exceded targets have also borrowed, it also shows students who have failed to meet targets who have also borrowed loads of books.
So no nice neat pattern
My gut feeling is that some of these low ability students read lots but do not read like a reader. I know from chatting to one of the students that she does not remember much if anything about the books she reads and I wonder what reading conversation she has inside her head as she reads.
I would like to be able to do sessions with students like her to see if were to make any difference if we helped her to read like a reader.
Final number is the no of bks borrowed and preceding - shows that they have not met target and number prior to that is the no of sublevels they are below target
Think I need to ponder a while before deciding what to do and how to use the data
The separate list is students from the other end of the scale
student197 White - British Moderate Learning Difficulty 3 6c 5c 4b -2 - 130
student198 Chinese 3 6c 5c 4b -2 - 63
student199 White - British 4 6b 5b 4a -2 - 41
student200 White - British 5 7c 6c 5a -1 - 40
student201 White - British 4 6c 4a 4b -1 - 32
student202 White - British 5 7c 5a 5b -1 - 19
student203 White - British 6a 5b 5c -1 - 17
student204 White - British Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulty 5 6a 5a 5b -1 - 16
student205 White - British Behaviour, Emotional and Social Difficulty 5b 4b 4c -1 - 15
student206 White - British 6a 5a 5b -1 - 13
student207 Any other mixed background 5 7c 5a 5b -1 - 13
student1 Chinese 6a 5a 5a 0 + 78
student2 Indian 5 6a 5b 5b 0 + 49
student3 White 5 6a 5a 5a 0 + 44
student4 Refused 5 7b 6c 6c 0 + 42
student5 White - British 5 7c 5a 6c 1 + 38
student6 White - British 5 7c 5a 5a 0 + 37
student7 White - British N 4 6b 5b 5a 1 + 35
student8 White - British 5 6b 5a 5a 0 + 34