Three simple steps to improving student learning.
Give them a pretest or pre-assessment based on the standard. Analyze the results using a spreadsheet or online tool.
Refocus your instruction for the upcoming lesson to focus on the components of the standard in which the students have shown the greatest weakness. Use a word process to modify the lesson and your proposed activities.
Give frequent formative assessments that inform students of their progress and allows them to improve. Provide alternate strategies so they can drive their car of learning to success instead of their crashing in misunderstanding.
Celebrate in the high achievement of your students on your standards-base summative “test”.
Share your success stories about using these three steps and technology.
© Harry Grover Tuttle, 2007