Assessments …at the “Heart of eDoctrina”
Assessment data reporting and the practice of data-driven decision making (DDDM) have always been at the core of eDoctrina. Now, robust assessment-building capabilities have been added to the mix. Our assessment tools allow for:
- The creation of paper and online assessments.
- The ability to quickly pull from over 200,000 questions available from our various question banks.
- Printing of answer sheets that support not only direct-response, but open-ended and rubric-scored questions (and don’t have to be purchased separately).
- Using schools’ copy machines for scanning as compared to buying expensive equipment.
- Robust, standards-based assessment data reports that provide valuable information from individual student, class, grade level, building, district and even regional levels!
Users have the option of creating paper-based or online assessments from scratch or simply generating an answer key to be used with an existing assessment. Either way, eDoctrina’s ease-of-use makes these processes simple.
- Building an assessment. Create online formative assessments with animated gifs or even audio/video. Putting together a traditional, paper assessment? No problem. eDoctrina allows for multiple-choice and true/false questions as well as open-response items (essays, matching). And, our unique Passage Editor tool makes the creation of multiple questions that relate back to one diagram, map or writing passage a snap.
- Question banks. eDoctrina users can pull assessment questions from a pre-populated bank or create their own. Every time a new question is written by a user, it is automatically entered into a school/district-specific item bank that grows as more folks use it.
PRINTING “BUBBLE” SHEETS
These aren’t your grandparents’ “bubble sheets!” Every eDoctrina answer sheet is printed out by users after its corresponding assessment is built, meaning every answer sheet is unique and does not need to be purchased. Each downloads as a PDF and can be printed on any standard, black-and-white laser printer.
- Unparalleled flexibility. eDoctrina’s “bubble sheets” can support any kind of paper assessment imaginable. Our FlexRubric tool even allows teachers to create their own rubric-scored answer sheet, a perfect solution for those giving writing or performance-based assessments. In addition, answer sheets for popular ELA models such as Fountas & Pinnell and 6+1 Traits of Writing come pre-loaded.
- Customized answer sheets. Don’t see what you need? Contact us. Fully customized kindergarten, music and physical education sheets have been created for other districts, so we’d be happy to collaborate.
Our unique scanning process DOES NOT REQUIRE the purchase of additional equipment. We work with school and district staff members to turn your networked copy machines into scanners. Teachers just load their bubble sheets into the machine, press the “send” button and our team takes it from there.
We are firmly committed to turning around assessment data as fast as possible. In fact, the foundation of eDoctrina, DDDM, requires data to be in the hands of educators as quickly as possible in order for them to properly target their instruction.
While turnaround times vary due to system-wide use, data is available in a matter of hours, most often between 1-3 hours.
eDoctrina also supports online assessments which can be accessed using a PC, laptop, iPad, android tablet, smart-phone or a variety of other computing devices. The online assessment tool has been developed to be very student-friendly and is applauded by our customers for ease of use. Online assessments are assigned to students by their teacher and can be reassigned multiple times if desired. Online assessments can be used to deliver traditional classroom assessments, benchmarks or simply to deliver homework assignments. Our online assessments can deliver Technology Enhanced Items like those found on PARCC and Smarter Balanced Assessments.
Often referred to as the “heart of eDoctrina,” our data reports are limited only by users’ imaginations. While dozens of different reports reflecting the progress of any group (or sub-group) that a school/district currently monitors can be generated, below is a list of those that teachers use most often.
- Individual Student. These reports are designed to be given back to students when they complete an assessment. Each displays student progress on the assessed learning standards. The “Learning” version of the report draws from Assessment for Learning (AFL) principles and includes areas for student self-reflection.
- Class Summary. These provide teachers with a summary of class (or grade level) performance. Customizable color codes allow for quick identification of students in need of extra assistance. Also included is a handy table that provides the data necessary for educators to make more measurable and accurate goals for themselves
- Item Analysis. This report breaks down student performance by question and reveals information about what learning standards need to be stressed (and, possibly, re-taught) and question quality.
- Class Comparison. This report compares different classes/sections to each other and can be run to show results by assessment question or learning standards.
- Student-Standards. Perhaps the slickest of the bunch, this report allows users to see which skills individual students are mastering and/or struggling with. With a click, results can be reordered to highlight those youths whose results fall below a specific benchmark and may be in need of intervention. This report can also be run over a length of time, producing insight into long- or short-term trends.
The best way to see eDoctrina’s assessment tools for yourself is to sign up for a personalized webinar. Or, contact us to request a sample reports packet that includes answer sheets and planning/assessment reports.