February 27, 2017
One of the many benefits of a learning data solution is the support it provides teachers to help personalize learning for every student.
“Personalized learning refers to instruction in which the pace of learning and the instructional approach are optimized for the needs of each learner. Learning objectives, instructional approaches, and instructional content (and its sequencing) all may vary based on learner needs. In addition, learning activities are meaningful and relevant to learners, driven by their interests, and often self-initiated.” – U.S. Department of Education
With data-fueled insights into student learning, educators can drive student growth by tailoring lesson content, teaching methods, and pace of instruction for each student’s abilities and interests.
Assessing student learning
With a learning data solution, teachers can discover exactly what students know, where they need more help, and what they’re ready to learn next. This allows them to adjust assignments and lessons to fit each student’s needs and goals, so all can practice reading and math at the right level.
The most effective solutions are built on learning progressions that allow the system to tell teachers what to teach next and identify focus skills (the most critical skills a student needs to learn). And, with data, teachers can provide practice at multiple levels in the same classroom, ensuring each student has the opportunity to meet his or her full potential.
Spending more time on what matters
Along with helping educators customize learning paths for each student, learning data can also give teachers more time to spend on what matters most—creating an energizing, engaging learning environment for all students.
Renaissance’s Star 360 lets students complete tests in a fraction of the time because the interim assessments are computer adaptive, automatically adjusting each item based on the student’s answer to the previous item. This reduces testing time and student frustration and boredom, and reclaims time for instruction.
The efficiency of the assessment allows teachers to screen their entire class in minutes and instantly access reports by class or grade in order to prioritize their efforts and quickly plan instruction.
Learn more about how learning data can help drive student growth through personalized learning on our website.