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Using Assessment Data to Address Student Needs

This course begins with the concept of using assessment data to identify learning gaps by class, sub-groups, or individual children. Participants will learn, read, and analyze Discovery Education Assessment reports and use online tools to re-teach and monitor student progress. Further, participants will identify and learn to use streaming tools to address learning gaps, re-teach academic weaknesses, and create digital interventions. Discovery Education Professional Development Master Teachers will demonstrate each step of the process from reading data, using the resource section, monitoring student progress and using digital technology to create solutions to the learning gaps. Participants will be given time to create their own digital solution to use in their classrooms as instructional tools and examples.


  • Teachers
  • Facilitators
  • Instructional Coaches


  • 6 hours

Maximum Participants

  • 25

System Requirements

  • Lab setting with one computer for each participant
  • Internet access
  • Presentation station with computer for presenter


  • none

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Learning Outcomes

By the completion of this session participants will:

  • Effectively use Discovery Education Assessment tools to retrieve and address data.
  • Deep dive to analyze data.
  • Identify at least 3-4 tools in Discovery Education streaming to address data.
  • Create digital projects to address the learning gaps.

Sample Agenda

  1. Discovery Education Assessment overview
  2. Practice Discovery Education Assessment tools
  3. Deep dive into data
  4. Reflection
  5. Introduction to Discovery Education streaming
  6. Use Discovery Education streaming tools to address data
  7. Group sharing
  8. Debrief and evaluation

I would place the professional development that has been provided at the top of the list in terms of quality, in terms of relevancy as well as engagement of the teachers and helping them see the possibilities of their students.

Ann Clark

Chief Academic Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools