Jump into ASSISTments with confidence using these quick tips for communicating and working with ASSISTments.
Tip #1: Scoring vs. Grading
Message to students and parents that the score from ASSISTments will not be used as a grade. You can modify and send our parent letter template to support this outreach.
Tip #2: Showing Your Work Shows Your Thinking
Tip #3: Try Before You “Buy”
Make the first assignments low-stakes so students can get to know the system. You can try using our Student Practice Assignments! (These assignments are located in a folder at the bottom of the Content Library in your ASSISTments account) Learn more about how to use these Practice Assignments here.
Tip #4: Be a Model
Model a clear protocol for open response questions (e.g. upload a picture, use an online drawing tool, take a screenshot). Many teachers show the Open Response Student Tutorial to their students.
Tip #5: Data Discussions will Drive Engagement
Start reviewing assignment data from Day 1. Build this habit early! You can check out this video of an ASSISTments teacher reviewing data remotely.
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