Coláiste Dún an Rí uses the Athena Tracker as a tool to help our students achieve their potential in their chosen subjects. Potential is different for each student. Each student’s path through school is different. The goal is to help students to understand and achieve their own unique potential.
How does it work?
It is an academic tracking tool which tracks a student’s baseline potential in each subject in each exam.
The tracker uses all available past results and external aptitude scores to create a student’s baseline in each subject.
This allows the school to constantly track where a student is in relation to this baseline to highlight if a student is attaining below their own unique potential and may need additional support. This helps to ensure that no student gets missed in a very busy school system.
In addition, the tracker is also very useful as a motivating technique and in setting targets for students.
This is a sample of the report below. The report will also be produced in graph format.
How do we implement the tracker in Coláiste Dún an Rí?
Subject teachers, tutors and year heads monitor student’s academic performance and progress across each subject.
Every teacher in Coláiste Dún an Rí has received training in using the tracker to enable them to filter who is below, in line and above expectation in their particular subject. This helps teachers to guide, motivate and encourage students to be the very best they can be.
The Athena report will be made available to parents and students to assist in discussing their progress. We aim to provide reports following term assessments.