Accelerate instruction with the new Star Assessments to Nearpod connection
29 Jul 2022
Educators often ask, “I’ve tested my students—now what”? Teachers want more than assessment results; they want data and insight that informs their decisions and easily accessible resources to support classroom instruction. With connected assessment and instructional solutions, teachers have what they need to ensure optimal learning outcomes for all students.
For these reasons, we’re excited to announce that Star Assessments users now have access to Nearpod resources directly in Star!
When you use Star Assessments and Nearpod together, data becomes more actionable—helping you to answer key questions such as:
- What are my students ready to learn next?
- How do I spend less time planning and more time teaching?
- How can I find an easier way to access appropriate resources to address certain skills?
- How can I keep my students engaged in their learning?
What is Nearpod?
Nearpod helps teachers create and deliver engaging interactive resources through their library of 22,000+ standards-aligned interactive lessons, interactive videos, gamification, and activities. Begin with their ready-to-teach resources or upload your own content to get real-time insights into student understanding from 20+ formative assessments and media features. Begin with a free teacher license or learn more about site licenses.
How the new Star-Nearpod connection works
Start with Star Assessments to get an overall picture of students’ reading and math ability. Then, click the new “Plan Instruction with Nearpod” button in the Star Record Book:
Star provides recommended skills for the whole class, small groups, or individual students—allowing you to tailor instruction to what students are ready to learn next:
Once you’ve made a selection, you’ll have access to thousands of curated, high quality resources from Nearpod—including engaging lessons, activities, and videos—aligned to your state’s learning skills and standards, to help you confidently guide instruction and practice:
The English versions of Star Early Literacy, Star Reading, Star Math, and/or Star CBM include recommended resources from the Nearpod Library at no additional cost. Log in or sign up for a free Nearpod account to deliver the resources to your students. Note that Star Math recommends resources in the Nearpod Math Program and the Nearpod Library. A paid Nearpod Math Program license is required in order to access these resources.