1. Inclusive Assessment Webinar Series: Join Us Monday

    Please join us next Monday, November 5 as we renew our series: Implementing Inclusive Assessment & Student Evaluation Support Student Learning and Inform Your Teaching with Practical Ideas from Professional Educators Until then we’ll postpone our events out of respect to those battling Hurricane Sandy and the associated storms and cleanup on the East coast! Good luck […]

  2. Tune In Tuesday

    Please do not forget to join us Tuesday at 6:30pm EDT for our first session of our upcoming series: Implementing Inclusive Assessment & Student Evaluation Support Student Learning and Inform Your Teaching with Practical Ideas from Professional Educators Join us for an interactive strand of web-based conferences! These events will provide educators with an enriching opportunity focused on […]

  3. Progress Zone As A Check For Understanding

    As educators who work with students in districts that use Discovery’s Benchmark Assessments move on from our first testing window, I wanted to repackage two of our spring Progress Zone “how to” webcasts. Armed with new actionable information about our students we will be remodeling our expected instruction and reteaching groups of students in some […]

  4. Implementing Inclusive Assessment & Student Evaluation

    Support Student Learning and Inform Your Teaching with Practical Ideas from Professional Educators Join us for an interactive strand of web-based conferences! These events will provide educators with an enriching opportunity focused on creative ways to successfully engage all populations of 21st century learners in assessment and student evaluation. Engage with participants around the world as a rich […]

  5. Discovery Education Assessment Events In New Mexico

    Please join us during the 2012-2013 school year as we travel the country for local workshops that focus on our Discovery Education Assessment tools. These exciting and interactive afternoons and evenings of professional development will highlight creative ways to meet your students’ needs using your Discovery Education Assessment tools and resources. Prizes will be many! Next week’s […]

  6. Managing My Classrooms

    I hope that everyone has had, or is having a tremendous back-to-school experience. Good luck to all as you kick off the 2012-2013 school year. I received a great question last week from an educator in Nevada and wanted to share it with the community, as well as my response. There is flexibility built into […]

  7. Join Discovery For Three Upcoming Assessment Events

    Please join us during the 2012-2013 school year as we travel the country for local workshops that focus on our Discovery Education Assessment tools. These exciting and interactive afternoons and evenings of professional development will highlight creative ways to meet your students’ needs using your Discovery Education Assessment tools and resources. Prizes will be many! Our first […]

  8. Welcome Back to School. Here are some Great Resources for All Educators

    Welcome back to school! I hope everyone had a great summer and was able to relax and recharge. Our district starts with teacher professional development and classroom setup this coming Thursday, K-9 start next Tuesday, and 10-12 start Wednesday. The summer has flown by!   The beginning of the year is always a little crazy […]

  9. Retaining Historical Student Assessment Data

    Curious about how to keep assessment records attached to students as they progress from the 2011-2012 school-year to the 2012-2013 school-year. This can be a challenge as these students will likely have changed grades, possibly changed schools, and may have even had some of their personal information change. However with the help of Stacy Hayes, […]

  10. Planning Activity During and After Benchmark Testing Windows

    Colby Tillman of the Discovery Education Assessment Support team joins me again to discuss some of the things that she is having conversations about during her week. This is the third in a series of podcasts, and discusses the Discovery Education Assessment calendar, how to ensure a seamless testing process, and what to do following […]

  11. Understanding the Discovery Education Assessment Calendar

    Colby Tillman of the Discovery Education Assessment Support team joins me again to discuss some of the things that she is having conversations about during her week. This is the second in a series of podcasts, and discusses the Discovery Education Assessment calendar, locations within the DE site to more information, and some specific activities […]

  12. Navigating The Educator and Student Upload Process

    Colby Tillman of the Discovery Education Assessment Support team joins me to discuss some of the things that she is having conversations about during her week. This is the first of a series of podcasts, and discusses the educator and student upload process, naming conventions, common error messages, ensuring the saving of historical data, and […]

  13. Track Growth By Benchmark Subject

    Thanks again to one of our Florida educators whose students take our Benchmark exam for asking a number of wonderful questions this spring. We are answering them one at a time this summer on the Assessment blog. 3. How do I interpret student growth by standard? Answer from Stacy Hayes, Psychometric Research Analyst Discovery Education’s Benchmark […]

  14. DE Can Help You Get There (Intervention/Enrichment) From Here (Student Data)

    Once again, I want to thank one of our Florida educators whose students take our Benchmark exam for asking a number of wonderful questions this spring. We are answering them one at a time this summer on the Assessment blog. 2. How does student assessment data relate to RTI needs for intervention or enrichment for […]

  15. The Basics Of Viewing Benchmark Reports

    A special welcome to the new educators, schools, and districts partnering with Discovery Education Assessment. Whether you are a new teacher in a district using our Benchmark exams, a school that has joined district efforts in interim assessment for the first time, or a district in a state that has recently promoted the use of […]

  16. Rainy Day Idea For Data Use

    I want to credit Shelly Strickland, a school administrator in the Taylor County, Florida school system for passing on this idea to me. At her school, Strickland uses those unfortunate rainy day recesses to put some exciting Discovery Education content in front of her students. Instead of sitting around with nothing to do, her elementary […]

  17. June 4, 2012 Webcast

    Discovery Education Assessment: The Ultimate Guide To the Detail Export Week of June 4, 2012 This webcast will highlight hints and tips for maximizing the potential of the Detail Export function within Discovery Education Assessment. This resource is available for both Benchmark Assessment data, as well as data acquired through Progress Zone. However, strategies are needed to prevent […]

  18. Discovery Education Common Core Assessments Approved In New Mexico

    Discovery Education Assessment is pleased to have been approved by the State of New Mexico Public Education Department to provide Common Core formative assessments for grades 4 through 10. We are committed to supporting the state’s goals for student academic achievement of the new Common Core standards. Educators from the great state of New Mexico, we would love to […]