When completed correctly, benchmark assessments can prepare you and your students for the next learning unit and the spring testing season. The key is establishing some best practices.
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With the release of AzMERIT scores just a few weeks ago, many Arizona educators are anticipating their school’s or district's A-F accountability rating. In elementary and middle schools, 80% of the A–F rating is based on the AzMERIT, and in high schools, it's 50%. But, ratings are not just based on how many students pass; student growth plays a major role in ratings as well.
Right now, teachers around the nation are meeting new students; setting goals for the school year; and preparing lessons, assessments, and more. If you're a teacher, you’re probably reflecting on your instructional style, approach, and best practices. What are some of the successes you've had? What are some changes that you think you could make? To help you start another successful school year, we’ve pulled together some resources to line up with common educator goals for a little extra support when you’re planning!
Taking the best practices I’ve gleaned from these conversations and training opportunities and consolidating them to help better serve educators is central to what I do. Today, I’d like to unpack a few of those primary implementation models and guiding questions for program success that have been critical to the growth of our individualized learning program, Edmentum Exact Path.
I had the pleasure of representing Edmentum at the 2018 National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) in San Diego in late June. This is an annual conference sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) where experts in educational assessment come together to share their knowledge, research, and experiences with the assessment community, including assessment directors from state and district education departments, assessment companies, and psychometricians. The theme for 2018 was “Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): How Assessment and Accountability Systems Can Support Continuous Improvement,” with the following session content strands:
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.
It's been a busy summer for our Courseware team at Edmentum, as we recently completed several enhancements in response to feedback you've continued to share with our teams through Seehive, satisfaction surveys, onsite visits, and usability studies. We used the data to inform the redesign and development of Courseware, and we remain committed to listening to our education partners. We are excited to share the new enhancements and eager to work together as you prepare to head into the new school year!