Educators have a new solution for targeted intervention that addresses knowledge gaps in the classroom and remediates students to grade-level achievement. Edmentum Assessments offers a flexible program that includes both the widest range of technology-enhanced item types in education and Edmentum Sensei, a dashboard that helps educators provide data-driven instruction.
Edmentum Assessments includes diagnostic and formative assessments along with prescriptive content that equips students with personalized learning paths. Educators can access a variety of assessments to create a flexible program unique to the needs of their classroom and students.
“With the many diverse student populations that educators work with, such as special needs, transfer and struggling students, it can be hard to measure the knowledge level and address the needs of each individual,” said Kara Marolt, Edmentum Assessments product manager. “Edmentum Assessments gives teachers the opportunity to best determine where their students are, and then provides prescriptive content to help teachers support each student.”
The new item types include constructed response, sequence, hot spot and others. They align with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) assessments under development by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and the Partnership for Assessment of Reading for College and Careers (PARCC), as well as the CCSS Depth of Knowledge guidelines to test students for deeper levels of understanding. Edmentum Assessments includes more than 10,000 questions featuring 10 different item types, and can be purchased as a stand-alone classroom solution.
In addition, teachers can use Edmentum Sensei to easily monitor student progress in real-time, assist students when needed and assign supplemental content – all from a mobile device.
Edmentum will be demonstrating the new solution at the Florida Educational Technology Conference 2014 (booth #1221), Jan. 29-31 in Orlando, Fla., and at the Texas Computer Education Association 2014 Convention & Exposition (booth #1617), Feb. 5-7 in Austin, Texas.