Clone of Student Achievement
In this model I am trying to depict the multiple factors and interactions that impact student academic achievement. As educators, our goal is to optimize the progression of academic achievement, or as represented in this stock flow diagram maintain the stock (academic achievement) at the highest level. Multiple factors enhance achievement and, conversely, multiple factors interact to reduce the stock/rate of achievement. As individual teachers, we must understand the factors and relationships that increase and decrease achievement. In particular, teachers in training need to begin to build a mental model of these factors and relationships. Only then can we optimize our individual learning environments to ensure each child reaches his/her academic achievement potential.