One of the biggest challenges facing teachers with respect to the implementation of the Common Core standards is how to effectively track student mastery of concepts. Traditionally, this has been through the administration of assessments that periodically gauge student progress and identify areas of weakness requiring additional practice or remediation. These paper and pencil tests are time consuming, requiring teacher time to grade, assess, and analyze the data…but that is all about to change!
Summative assessments and formative assessments are by far the best methods for assessing student progress as they are administered throughout the learning process and can yield valuable information that enables teachers to modify instruction to meet the needs of the learners. The idea of being able to administer summative assessments online that engage students and provide valuable data for teachers is the next step in making classroom instruction meaningful
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