Edmentum, a leading provider of web-based learning programs, is excited to announce that Exact Path has recently been approved by the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) for statewide use as an external student growth measure under the Delaware Performance Appraisal System, Second Edition (DPAS-II) program. Exact Path provides assessment-driven individualized learning paths for K–8 reading, language arts, and math, aligned to Delaware Standards and Instruction requirements.
The DPAS-II program is an integral part of the DDOE’s mission of providing learners with the highest-quality education through equitable, meaningful educator evaluation designed to drive professional development opportunities and foster student growth. The five components of the program are intended to enable holistic evaluation based on concrete data. Exact Path has been approved as an external measure for Component V of the program, which focuses on student improvement.
With Exact Path, educators can pinpoint valid measures of growth within each subject domain using adaptive diagnostic assessments that determine learners’ instructional levels, strengths, and needs. Students then receive tailored learning paths of 100-percent mobile-optimized lessons and activities designed to help build their skill competencies at their own pace. Early research confirms that when learning paths are used in focused sessions of just 20 minutes per week, per subject, students’ outcomes significantly increase.
“Growth is a key indicator of achievement and education quality that we’re proud to help Delaware educators effectively track and encourage,” said Shane Dennison, state and federal programs manager at Edmentum. “Exact Path’s adaptive diagnostic assessment uses a precise, psychometrically valid algorithm to efficiently determine a student’s true ability score, whatever grade level it might lie in, and then to calculate growth upon each successive administration.”
Exact Path gives educators access to ongoing progress monitoring and reports of student performance and growth at the district, school, class, and student levels. Additionally, built-in tools make taking action on data even easier. Supplemental, standards-aligned, assignable content offers tools for targeted instruction, and a grouping feature is available to help automate small-group planning guided by data.
Edmentum Exact Path is now an approved option for use on DPAS-II reporting by all Delaware local education agencies (LEAs), including all public school districts.
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