Data notebooks are a tool of the Baldrige Approach that Teays Valley is using. The notebooks provide the teacher and student information about the learning happening in the classroom. Students become a vital stakeholder in their own learning. By collecting this data, the teacher knows the direction to drive instruction. The students can guide their decisions about improving their own learning. It also helps to set goals. The data being kept by each individual student can be compared to other students or other classes as a way to motivate others to improve their scores.Data notebooks help students keep track of their learning. The data notebook is a collection of graphs and rubrics showing the student's level of knowledge in a particular area. These graphs allow students and teachers to determine areas still needing work. It may also show a trend in a student's work. Other than class work, students are also graphing homework, attendance and behavior. Graphs are an easy visual for students to see their weak areas and also their strengths. Each student is responsible for filling out his or her own graphs in the notebooks. These data notebooks are also shared with parents by the teacher and student to show progress or trends in student behavior and academics.