Are You in the Progress Zone?

Greetings Blogosphere!

I just found this post floating around the DEN Blog and thought I’d post it here too!

Porter, your friendly assessment nerd

Are You in the Progress Zone?

Fresh off the presses, the latest offering from Discovery Education is called Progress Zone (PZ).  In a nutshell,  you create assessments for your students (based off of state standards of course).  Students take the assessments.  If the students get anything wrong, PZ will immediately step in to offer up digital media tailored specifically to those students’ needs.  How cool is that?

There are over 35,000 unique items that can be used to create your  assessments, focusing specficially on reading, math, science and US History for grades 1-12.  You grab the items that you need, put together the perfect assessment for your students, and then offer it up to them digitally.  The magic is, if the student misses anything, they can get remediation immediately.  By harnassing the tens of thousands of videos available in DE streaming, students can get individualized support based on their specfic need.

You can read the full press release here, but if you want to learn more about it or give it a test run, give the DE team a call at 800-323-9084.

Comments

  1. Colleen Duffy

    Progress Zone sounds great, I’ll have to check it out! I only have minimal experience with Discovery assessment tools, but I do like the sounds of PZ.

  2. Darrel H

    Sounds like a good thing. I wonder if question bank will cover more than skills? Are there questions that will cover deep understanding?

  3. Porter Palmer

    Hi Darrel,
    Currently the items are linked pretty closely to those that would be included on your state’s standards-based assessment. HOWEVER, in the next week or so, teachers will begin to have the ability to add their own items to their own pool. :)

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