What are assessments?
Assessments evaluate students’ abilities and identify what they’ve already mastered and where they still struggle. They pinpoint what students know today so you can screen students to see who is meeting benchmarks, monitor progress toward goals, and plan what to teach next.
Methods of assessment have evolved over the years. Gone are the days of rudimentary grading that doesn’t tell us enough about the skills and abilities of a student.
Hello, validity and reliability
A reliable test gives consistent results. The true test of an assessment (see what we did there?) is whether or not it is valid, meaning it measures what you intend to measure. It does not matter if the test is reliable if it is not valid.
What is EdWords™?
Edwords (ěd · words) n. 1. K12 glossary breaking through buzzwords to solve the challenge of a common definition.
2. Renaissance® resource to help educators take part in discussion, debate, and meaningful discourse. 3. Educators’ jargon buster.
What are my options?
Formative for daily use
Formative assessments provide you with daily insight into how students understand the concepts you are teaching. Think of a quiz, but with meaningful data reported after. Let’s look at some examples of these items.
Interim for deep insight
Interim assessments provide deep insight for use in progress monitoring, screening, and determining when a student needs intervention. They are typically given three times per school year, but can be administered up to weekly within an intervention plan. Explore a solution for interim data. »
Assessments help you
- Deliver math and reading practice at the right level of challenge and success
- Create a rich environment where each child feels engaged, curious, and eager to learn more
- Foster understanding of what each child’s strengths and weaknesses are so you can communicate those with parents
- Screen for your benchmarks and monitor student progress toward goals
By personalizing instruction at scale
An ideal solution simplifies the process of gathering meaningful student data by providing:
- Quick tests designed to keep students engaged with questions at just the right level of challenge
- Deep data analysis at multiple levels from easy-to-read dashboards
- Learning progressions that tell you exactly what students know and what to teach next and identify focus skills, the most critical skills students need to learn.
Plus, it’s all research-proven and built for your state’s standards.