It is incredibly difficult to teach effectively without formative assessment. Students come to class with different abilities and backgrounds, and they learn at different rates. You need to know where they stand in relation to your pacing and curriculum goals at all times. Luckily, formative assessments don’t need to be time-consuming or difficult to accomplish. All it takes is adding a few of these ideas to your toolkit and committing to their use.
We’ve created a workbook to help you distinguish between various assessment types, build goals, identify best practices around your assessments, and analyze your data in an effort to make lasting instructional decisions over the school year.
Standards-based grading is a grading system in which the grade a student earns is a direct reflection of that student’s level of mastery of the standards covered. All other factors are removed from the calculation of the grade, or they are pulled out and used to calculate a separate effort or behavior grade.
Through planning and trial and error and with the help of online tools, Ms. Paquette has created a personalized learning environment to help her students achieve success. In this article, we’ll share what a typical day looks like in Ms. Paquette’s classroom and then break down some of the components that really make her classroom work.
Edmentum can help provide assessment integrations with two of our powerful online programs, Exact Path and Study Island. Here, we’ll take a look at these two options, and help provide guidance so you can make the decision regarding what will best serve your students’ unique set of needs.
When you do head back to school and log in to Study Island, you will notice a few changes. As a lot of you know, last summer, we released a number of features that positively impacted the experience of students using Study Island. This summer, we focused on you, the teacher, and ways that we could improve your experience using Study Island with your students.
Most students lose two months of math skills every summer, and two-thirds of the achievement gap in reading between low-income students and their middle-income peers can be attributed to summer learning loss in elementary school. Why accept summer learning loss when you can fight it with Study Island? You can use Study Island to run a completely virtual summer learning program consisting of skills practice in all core content areas, as well as additional activities in writing and reading.
- 1 of 3