Edulastic has a cure for the Common Core
With just a few weeks remaining until mid-year Common Core assessments take place around the country, Edulastic has upgraded its formative assessment platform to mirror the Common Core-aligned tests created by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).
The upgraded (and still free) Edulastic represents the most effective way for educators to prepare their classrooms for the new testing methodology and formats. Edulastic now includes 23 different technology-enhanced question types, and provides instant scoring and feedback that enables teachers to see which areas students are struggling with, and to course-correct between now and the start of testing in March.
This month, Edulastic added new technology-enhanced question types, supplementing the existing options that included Drag and Drop, Resequence, and Expression Evaluator. The new question types include number line, matching tables, drag-and-drop classification, evidence-based selected response (or "hot-text"), and tabbed passage-based questions.
One of the features most often requested by teachers is a way for students to demonstrate that they understand how to tackle a question, even if they arrive at an incorrect answer. The latest release of Edulastic includes Scratchpad — the interactive equivalent "scratch paper." This enables students to show their work in an online assessment using widgets such as graph paper, protractor, ruler, and Math Editor. Teachers can use this critical data to pinpoint key misconceptions and formulate remediation.
Edulastic is currently being tested by school districts around the country — look out for more news as thousands of teachers put it to use and help students master the latest testing methods.
For more, see the news release.