Assessment & Data

Real-Time Data

10 years ago, great teachers would hastily grade free-response questions overnight in an effort to provide feedback to students in a timely manner. However, the days of using data as taillights are behind us. Tools like Educanon, Formative, and Google Docs make it easy to collect actionable data and make informed, instantaneous decisions around dynamic grouping, individual competencies, and even customized learning paths. For example, Formative allows me to upload a document, designate areas for student input (multiple choice, free response, and even drawing), and then assign the activity to students. As students fill in the doc at their own pace, the teacher interface is updated in real-time so that I know which students need my help and when. I can pair struggling students with those who are just figuring it out, gather students for small group instruction, or re-teach concepts when there is a trend of misconceptions. Beyond that, catching student miscues as they happen makes it easier for me to help students polish unfinished work, fill in gaps in knowledge before summative assessments, and learn how to correct their own mistakes.


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In my AP Chemistry class, students update a misconceptions and terminology portfolio during the entire course of the unit to keep track of all class misconceptions without interrupting class. I can then check in and identify areas to reteach or which concepts students are struggling with most.
Student Data
 
 
Formative is a high-impact real time data tool where I can upload a document, designate areas for student input, and have my teacher interface updated instantly as they fill out the assignment. I can get quick whole-class snapshots indicating which students know what, before I determine how to intervene and which students to pull for small group instruction.
Student Data
 
 
This is a screenshot of a my Educanon teacher interface showing student data collected from a video lesson on reaction rates. At any time during class, I can check to see how students responded to the embedded questions and make informed instructional decisions.
Presentation
 
 
In my AP Chemistry class, students update a misconceptions and terminology portfolio during the entire course of the unit to keep track of all class misconceptions without interrupting class. I can then check in and identify areas to reteach or which concepts students are struggling with most.
Student Data
 
 
Formative is a high-impact real time data tool where I can upload a document, designate areas for student input, and have my teacher interface updated instantly as they fill out the assignment. I can get quick whole-class snapshots indicating which students know what, before I determine how to intervene and which students to pull for small group instruction.
Student Data
 
 
This is a screenshot of a my Educanon teacher interface showing student data collected from a video lesson on reaction rates. At any time during class, I can check to see how students responded to the embedded questions and make informed instructional decisions.
Jeff Astor
Cindy and Bill Simon Technology Academy High School
Los Angeles, CA


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Moderate
Subject:
Science
Grade:
Eleventh grade
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