Edmentum (edmentum.com), a global education leader and pioneer in online teaching and learning solutions, has released two new game-based live quiz modes to its Study Island program. These two new features are enhancements to Study Island’s popular Group Session feature, which was introduced in 2015 to give teachers a way to receive in-the-moment feedback from students without having to purchase and implement a classroom responses system (CRS). When using Group Sessions in the classroom, a teacher can launch a live quiz to a group of students, and students respond to questions from their smartphones, tablets, or computers. Real-time formative assessment data reporting is provided to the teacher to drive more effective instruction.
“We continuously look for ways to put educators first in how we design our programs,” said Jason Scherschligt, Edmentum’s vice president of product strategy and experience. “Boosting student engagement while providing actionable data is one way that we can make educators’ lives easier and learning more fun for students.”
With the new game-based Group Session modes, educators can now turn their live quiz sessions into a way for students to compete with their classmates. In race mode, the teacher launches the session, then students race to answer as many questions as possible as quickly as possible. In challenge mode, the teacher leads the session, launching one question at a time. In both new modes, students only earn points for answering correctly, and the quicker students answer the more points they earn. The game-based Group Session modes were released to all Study Island customers on February 11, 2019, at no additional charge.
“Educators rely on Study Island for rigorous, standards-based formative assessment and practice, and we are dedicated to exceeding their expectations,” said Karen Burkhart, Edmentum’s senior product manager. “We are fully committed to ensuring that Study Island’s evolution is driven by ongoing educator feedback. Over the past year, we’ve engaged in hundreds of feedback sessions with educators all over the country to ensure that this new feature functions in an innovative and engaging way that supports them.”
Study Island’s customizable K–12 assessment and practice tools give educators the flexibility and depth they need to support student learning and continuously engage, monitor, and assess progress. Study Island is backed by multiple research studies that show that Study Island meets ESSA requirements of an evidence-based intervention.
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