Creative Technologies Academy has started a new school wide initiative this year. Every student that attends CTA has a data binder. The data binder helps the students take a more proactive role in the learning process. The students track their achievement data for different subjects in their data binder as well as come up with goals and a plan to achieve their goals. Research shows that when students track their own learning and understanding with student data tracking, there is an improvement in student learning and a tremendous amount of motivation. Some of the items the students track in their data binders are their reading levels, math test and spelling test scores. The students also use these data binders to help lead conferences with parents and teachers. During the fall the school had their first ever student led conferences. Parents, teachers and students all agreed that it was a success. The students took ownership and pride in their work and were excited to share it with their parents. The school will have their next student led conferences in January.