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Assessment

Great instruction and improved student achievement starts with assessment! Know where you are now so you know where to go! Discovery Education’s Assessment courses help educators at all levels understand the process of evaluation and assessment, the tools to use, how to lead effective data teams, what to do with the data, and how to ensure that student achievement increases. These courses will enable a school system to have a total solution to using assessment tools and the corresponding data with confidence.

Administrator Academy for Data Analysis with Discovery Assessment

Set the stage for data-driven decision making in your school or district with this course designed specifically for administrators. Learn the functions of our comprehensive assessment program and Progress Zone, select and analyze the administrative reports that will be most valuable for you, and set your faculty up for success by assigning specific tasks for assessment. Learn more…

Classroom Data Coaching

Put the power of real-time data to work in the classroom. This course shows educators how to analyze classroom and student reports, incorporate digital resources to enhance teaching strategies and interventions, and use Progress Zone to create formative and common assessments. Bring data into every aspect of your planning, teaching, and evaluations with these remarkable tools. Learn more…

Data Response Teams

Get specific with data and reports in this hands-on, practical day of professional development. Using your own data, organize response teams, identify teacher and administrative reports, and analyze data from your classrooms. This course includes linking your data to Discovery Education resources by skill and need and exploring the capacity of Progress Zone. Learn more…

Response to Intervention (RTI) Management System

Respond to every student’s needs by using Discovery Education’s Response to Intervention (RTI) Management System. This course will enable educators to identify and manage student information, monitor progress, and use data to chart expectations and goals. Provide targeted support to individual students using data and appropriate interventions. Learn more…

Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education (Val-Ed)

Ensure that your leaders and staff are set up for success using this 360-degree evaluation. This course provides guidance in arranging the implementation of this powerful tool. Participants will organize the logistics of the program, plan the execution of the survey, and learn to analyze the results. Identify the strengths and areas of growth for your leaders to keep your staff and students on a course for success. Learn more…

Effective Measures of Classroom Activities

Get granular using data to measure the effectiveness of specific classroom activities. No one has time to spend on activities that don’t promote learning. This course shows educators how to measure and analyze activities and assessments to ensure they are supporting learning. From multiple choice questions, to rubrics, to open response, make sure the items being used are making an impact on learning. Learn more…

Using Assessment Data to Address Student Needs

This course begins with the concept of using assessment data to identify learning gaps by class, subgroups, or individual children. Participants will learn, read, and analyze Discovery Education Assessment (DEA) reports and use online tools to re-teach and monitor students progress. Further, participants will identify and gain a basic understanding of streaming tools to address student needs. Learn more…

Early Skills Assessment (ESA) Benchmark Tests

Measure and analyze the foundational skills of your K-2 students using this tool (ESA) designed to measure a variety of discrete skills in reading and math. This course shows participants how to develop ongoing assessments and use specific tools and techniques to gather and analyze data using Progress Zone. At the end of this course, participants will be able to monitor skills acquisition and development and use the data to drive instruction. Learn more…

Making Effective Use of Progress Zone Assessment Tools

Maximize the impact of Progress Zone by understanding its full capacity for supporting teaching and learning. In this course, participants will learn to create probes, develop common assessments, and share teacher-created assessment tools to encourage collaboration and professional learning. Results gathered through Progress Zone highlight achievement gaps and can help drive instructional decisions. Learn more…

Specifically in this learning community, we saw our student gains over 25% in one year which was just remarkable growth.

Scott Muri

Area Superintendent, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools