Student scores and performance-level classifications on state tests are an important part of school accountability under federal and state governments. When schools invest in programs like Edmentum’s Study Island, they want to know that the programs work. During 2018, the Edmentum Research and Design team completed three studies set in three different districts (Reading, Allentown, and an Arizona district) that examined how using Study Island affects students’ performance on state tests. Here’s a summary of the results.
Helping Students Use Their Own Assessment Data for Growth
Giving students ownership of their own data study practices is a proven way to foster engagement in the learning process and establish greater trust throughout the school. Here are ways to implement a data study program that can help any student grow.
What Educators Need to Know About the New Illinois Assessments of Readiness
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.
How 7 Teachers Help Their Classes Prepare for State Assessments
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.
Trophies, Challenges, and Trackers, Oh My: Engaging Students in Exact Path
For the sake of improving learning, Edmentum Exact Path, our K–12 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 Feature Focus] A Common Yardstick: The Case for Common Assessments
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.
[Resource] 9 Things You’ll Accomplish from Our Assessment for Learning Workbook
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.