This school year, reliable data about students and their learning will be more important than ever.

 

The transition to distance learning precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic impacted student learning. As schools reopen for the 2020-21 school year, there is much uncertainty about the level of mastery that students have and may continue to achieve in a remote setting, and concerns about how to identify and close learning gaps. We’re here to help.

 

Assessing and Addressing the Learning Gap

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Certica provides a range of resources to evaluate the learning gap and use data to guide instruction: benchmark assessment, formative assessment, professional development, student watchlists, scorecards, and performance reports. 

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Learning Gap Analysis

Certica’s professional development team will work intensively with your school-based leaders and teachers to analyze and address the student learning gap, using data from benchmarks, gap assessments, and formative assessments.

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Tips for Flexible Assessment Administration

As school districts reopen for the 2020-21 school year, educators need flexible, equitable models for assessment administration, either delivered in a face-to-face setting or at home.

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Formative Assessments

The Navigate Item Bank is a valuable tool to assess the effectiveness of your distance learning efforts. Formative assessment allows you to monitor the learning progress your students are making at home while also providing feedback to students and their families.

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Formative Assessment for Distance Learning

Formative assessments can be used to monitor the progress of distance learning. During this session, we will share strategies and best practices for effectively building balanced formative assessments that can target specific standards, DOK levels, and concepts.

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Improve Student Outcomes Using Formative Assessment

Research demonstrates that using feedback from students to guide instruction is one of the most effective classroom practices. This eBook is a valuable guide to help you create an effective formative assessment program.

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Analytical Insights to Improve Student Outcomes

Videri provides comprehensive, real-time data visualization to gain insights and make informed decisions in the classroom and at the school and district levels.

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Equity in Education

The topic of equity in education continues to get a lot of attention. Despite everyone’s best intentions to deliver the highest quality educational opportunities possible, significant gaps still remain, especially for less-advantaged students.

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Understanding Depth of Knowledge (DOK)

Many assessment reports provide educators with data on how their students perform on questions categorized by DOK levels. In this session, we review how you can use the data associated with DOK as you evaluate students’ abilities to transfer knowledge to different contexts.

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What Makes a Good Assessment Item?

Good test items provide the test-taker with the opportunity to show what they know and accomplish this purpose without putting any obstacles in the test-takers path.

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Every educator strives to positively impact student success, especially in times of uncertainty. We look forward to partnering with you to meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities in the coming school year.

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