Tag archives for Discovery Education Assessment

  1. DEA: How to Access & Use Achievement Level Descriptors

    The team at Discovery Education Assessment released a new tutorial yesterday, one that should be of great interest for those using the Assessment service. Please follow this link to a short video that answers questions like: 1) What to the DEA performance levels mean? 2) How does one level compare to others? and 3) How can this […]

  2. Discovery Education Assessment: Delivering Constructed Response Tasks

    Educators and administrators in schools and districts that subscribe to Discovery Education’s Assessment services should be sure to access our new online video tutorial detailing how to deliver DEA’s constructed response tasks to your students. This tutorial is available at: http://dlc.com/crtdelivery. This new process has also been highlighted during webinars delivered as part of Discovery’s Back-to-School offerings. […]

  3. Progress Zone Video Tutorials

    We are excited to announce that a collection of video tutorials detailing the ins and outs of Progress Zone are now available on the help tab. These short videos take you from the basics to more sophisticated use in the re-designed student evaluation tool available to many educators across the U. S. and are available […]

  4. New Addition To High School Interim Assessment Suite

    Attention high school teachers and administrators. Have you been waiting for a companion to the third course math interim assessment offered through Discovery. We are now pleased to announce the availability of English III assessments! English III classes can now be created through the bulk import Class List template. Also, for teachers, classes can be added […]

  5. Gauge Student Performance On a National Scale

    Curious how the progress this school year of the students you know and work with every day measures up? Discovery Education is pleased to announce that it has developed a new tool for educators to use to compare the performance of the students in their district, school, or classroom to a national sample. With just a […]

  6. A TNT Blast of Possibilities: Meet Blossom

    A few weeks ago my colleague Jannita and I were in Las Vegas meeting with a group of DEN STAR Ambassadors from Clark County School District. We spent the day exploring instructional strategies and DE resources they can use to support student learning based on their Discovery Education Assessment data. As we wrapped up the […]

  7. Getting The Most Out Of Your Interactive Item Summary

    This short video was developed for our wonderful educators in Clark County, Nevada. But it has just as much utility for educators throughout the nation. Play the video right here from this blog if you are interested in brushing up on your skills, learning a few new strategies, or introducing yourself to one of the […]

  8. Effective STEM Assessment Techniques for Low-Incidence Populations

    Thank you so much to Cary Supalo (Illinois State University/Independence Science) and Peg Hartwig (Marshfield Schools) for joining us to share their thoughts and expertise in the second event of our “Implementing Inclusive Assessment & Student Evaluation” series. In this event Supalo discussed his work advocating for and creating modifications to drive hands-on authentic lab […]

  9. Join Discovery For Two 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! Next week’s […]

  10. 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 […]

  11. 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 […]

  12. 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 […]

  13. 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, […]

  14. 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 […]

  15. 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 […]

  16. 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 […]

  17. 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 […]

  18. 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 […]

  19. 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 […]

  20. 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 […]

  21. 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 […]

  22. 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 […]

  23. Discovery Education Assessment Takes To The Road

    This spring, Discovery Education Assessment will host several workshops and school visits with various school districts across the country. Some of the events are targeted towards teachers, while others are targeted toward administrators. These events are held in partner schools and feature professional development sessions as well as prize giveaways and a ton of fun. We […]