If there’s one thing we know that is constant, it’s change. And we don’t have to tell you, Illinois educators, you’re in the midst of a big change when it comes to the Illinois state assessments. Starting from the beginning, here were the hopes the Illinois Department of Education laid out to outline the evolution of the state assessment.
Before you know it, state assessment season will be here. How do you help your students prepare for the biggest test of the year? We asked teachers on our Facebook page to share their best review tips with us. Here’s how seven teachers help their classes prepare for state assessments.
As Study Island users will agree, there are so many things to love about this program. From standards-based formative assessments, to real-time progress monitoring and ongoing practice, Study Island hits all the key features educators look for in an online program. In this blog we are highlighting some of teachers’ favorite Study Island features and how they are using them in their classrooms.
For the sake of improving learning, Edmentum Exact Path, our K–8 individualized learning solution, applies many of the latest ideas behind building engagement in order to provide thoughtful features that focus on connecting students to what they’re learning and placing ownership directly on the student. So, how do we do that?—by ensuring that, on each step of the way, students can track their progress, understand their growth, and set individualized goals for future success. Today, let’s take a closer look at a few of the features within Exact Path that do just that.
Study Island offers printable worksheets for every subject and topic, allowing teachers to use the question banks to provide a pen-to-paper, physical assignment for their learners. I’ve seen schools use these in a variety of innovative ways.
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.
Study Island's Test Builder feature is an excellent tool to reduce the amount of time and work associated with creating and administering high-quality common assessments. Using Study Island, teacher teams can take a task that once required several hours and many different resources and complete it much more quickly and easily.
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.