Participants will be awarded a certificate of completion from The ASSISTments Foundation.
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How can you use formative assessment to inform classroom instruction? Using tools like homework and warm-ups, we will explore how to formatively assess student work through ASSISTments. This workshop is open to ASSISTments Users who work with grades 6-8.
Make the most of data in your classrooms! Diving deep into Assignment Reports, you will learn to read and understand data using ASSISTments, as well as techniques to use data to group students, differentiate, and guide instruction.
To create an account:
1. Enter the ASSISTments platform.
2. Select sign-in in the the upper right hand corner and follow the series of handshakes with Google Classroom to connect your account. Or, you can first find the content you would like to assign and click the Assign to Google Classroom button to connect your Google Classroom account and create your account in ASSISTments.
3. You will be asked to complete two sets of handshakes with Google.
4. You can then import your classes from Google Classroom.
5. If you are not designated as a Teacher by your school's administrator, we may need to validate your account manually.
In order to create your first assignment:
1. Find the content you want to assign from within ASSISTments or from the Explore Content page on the website. We offer curricula that are open source and available for free to teachers as well as custom problem sets built by ASSISTments. If you select textbook content note that the problems in ASSISTments are page and problem number references only and you will need the textbook to see the actual problems.
2. Navigate to your desired problem set by selecting the grade level, unit and problem set.
3. Select all problems or choose only the ones you want to assign.
4. Click the Assign to Google Classroom button at the top of the screen.
5. Choose the class(es) to which you are assigning, designate release and due dates, and complete your assignment.
Students can access the assignment in the Google Classroom stream or classwork tabs.
1. Students click on the link next to the ASSISTments logo to start the assignment, opening up a new tab in their browser.
2. Questions will be delivered one at a time to students.
3. The left pane shows the number of problems in the assignment and tracks student performance.
4. The bar on the right side of the screen tracks partial credit and features a show answer button.
5. Students can show work by adding links, or uploading images or videos to their answers.
The assignment report allows teachers to use student performance to inform classroom instruction.
1. Teachers can access the assignment report in their Google Classroom stream or classwork tabs
2. Clicking on the assignment displays the report. Clicking the question ID will display the question
3. Assignment and question performance average, common wrong answers, and percent of students who selected the common wrong answer are shown
4. The report tracks individual student performance on each question either by name or as anonymized lines
5. Teachers can add comments and assign a score on open response questions
Set up your account, connect to Google Classroom, and learn the basics of ASSISTments.