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Course Progression and Descriptions


Overview of
Discovery Education Assessment

6-hour course
 
Provide educators with the tools they need to make instructional decisions that improve student achievement. Valid and reliable benchmark data identifies students’ areas of strength and need so teachers may develop appropriate instruction and interventions. Our interim benchmark tests are proven to measure growth and accurately predict student achievement on high-stakes exams. In this session, teachers log in, navigate the site, and explore tools that improve the teaching and learning instructional cycle. Presented in an engaging, hands-on style, this session helps teachers new to Discovery Education Assessment to understand the true value of interim benchmark data.
Using Data to Inform Instruction
6-hour course
 
 
Drive focused instruction through data to drive student success. This course helps teachers enhance their classroom instruction through the use of real-time data. Participants work with a Discovery Education Specialist to analyze classroom and student reports, drill down into data to identify specific areas of instructional intervention or enrichment, and incorporate digital resources that enhance teaching strategies and interventions. With these proven tools, educators use data to identify students’ areas of strength and need and use that information to support focused planning, teaching, and assessment. Participants will also explore powerful and engaging lesson plans to address achievement gaps.
Measuring Growth Over Time
6-hour course
 
Measure growth over time through Discovery Education Assessment’s wealth of reports that help educators understand their students’ achievement. Participants explore the relationship between proficiency and growth and drill down through a variety of assessment reports to identify positive trends and areas of potential growth. An introduction to Progress Zone gives educators the power to create assessments to check for student understanding across a variety of subjects. The Discovery Education Specialist shares robust instructional strategies designed to increase engagement and rigor. Participants will engage in action planning and establish next steps for instruction and intervention.
Maximizing Progress Zone
3-hour course
 
 
Real-time student feedback is critical to inform instruction. This three-hour session provides an introduction to Progress Zone — a powerful formative assessment tool designed to check students’ understanding in real-time. The Discovery Education Specialist will share instructional strategies designed to increase engagement and rigor. Participants will engage in action planning and establish next steps for instruction and intervention.
Data-Driven Improvement Planning
6-hour course
 
Use student data to drive results and improve learning and performance. Using a protocol to promote data-driven dialogue, participants work in school-based teams to identify patterns and trends in student learning using data collected from multiple sources. A Discovery Education Specialist supports collaborative teams through the process of discussing the implications of their data, confirming influencing factors with additional data sources, and developing consensus around action steps from school-wide improvement perspectives. Teams will also use data to identify their expectations for student learning and performance.
Make Item Writing Sizzle
3-hour course
 
Personalize your assessments through the Progress Zone tool, which houses 67,000 K–12 assessment items teachers can use to measure and monitor individual student progress. This powerful tool also allows teachers to add new items. In this three-hour session, a Discovery Education Specialist guides participants in the design of valid and reliable items. Participants share teacher-created items to foster collaboration, professional learning, and the evaluation of items for Depth of Knowledge (DOK). Participants also explore how captured data elements highlight achievement gaps and drive instructional decisions.
 

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