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What is eDoctrina?
eDoctrina is a web-based K-12 education software that helps educators: (1) prioritize state standards, (2) create curriculum maps and standards-based lesson/unit plans, (3) build standards-based paper and online assessments, (4) print answer sheets, (5) scan assessment results (no more hand-correcting!), (6) quickly pin-point students who are falling behind and what standards/skills they are having trouble with, (7) manage school/district SMART goals, (8) track student-centered goals (RTI and IEP) and (9) manage teacher observations.
Its use and development is based on several of education’s most impactful best practices, including data-driven decision making, common formative assessments, Assessment for Learning, and Response to Intervention.
How can eDoctrina Help?
The beauty of eDoctrina lies in our data reporting. eDoctrina saves teachers time by eliminating hand correcting and allows them to teach more effectively by having data readily available to guide instruction. Administrators benefit from reporting that highlights progress at the district, building, grade, class and even individual student level. All students (K-12) will benefit from targeted instruction. Also, eDoctrina includes functionality based on Assessment for Learning (AFL) principles, allowing youths to become more engaged in the learning process.
Will eDoctrina work at charter or private schools?
Absolutely. As long as a district has teachers and students, eDoctrina can help.
Can I sign up for eDoctrina as an individual teacher or do I need my whole school and/or district to take part?
eDoctrina was designed to support teachers and administrators, and its benefits are best utilized when implemented at the school or district level.
If your school/district is exploring a program to help manage curriculum for more than a single grade level/classroom we would be more than happy to set up a time to discuss how eDoctrina best fits your needs!
Does eDoctrina include my state’s standards?
Yes! And if they are not, our team will work with you to make them so. Custom standard sets and skills — utilized by schools/districts with their own specific emphases — can also be created/uploaded.
How does eDoctrina support Response to Intervention (RTI) practices?
Comprehensive reporting offers educators real-time snapshots of what’s happening in their classroom. Used with formative assessments, eDoctrina shines a bright light on successes and failures, allowing teachers to know exactly which students are falling behind and what subject material they are struggling with. Click here for more information.
Does eDoctrina come pre-loaded with assessments?
Yes!eDoctrina comes fully loaded with a free question bank including Math and ELA released questions for grades 3-8, and Regents released questions (primarily high school level) for Math, Science, Social Studies and ELA. Educators can create their own standards-based assessments or input an answer key for existing assessments.
In addition, a partnership with industry-leading content producer INSPECT and CERTICA delivers tens of thousands of certified questions that teachers can search through and drag-and-drop into their assessments.
Will ALL my staff, including the less tech-savvy ones, be able to use the program?
Another of eDoctrina’s unique features is its story. It was developed several years ago by a group of educators at a school in Buffalo, N.Y. And, since its creation, teachers — not tech guys — have shaped its capabilities. Many of our current clients will tell you it’s the most user-friendly tool of its kind on the market. Don’t just take our word for it, check out our testimonials!
About how much will this cost my district?
An average-sized district (ex. 1,000 students) could start using eDoctrina for under $2,000 — not a bad deal for a “one-stop shop” solution that includes: unit and lesson planning tools, an assessment builder, data reports and even a student-goal tracking module.
How can I get started?
All we require is a brief webinar to show you/your team the basics. An eDoctrina team member will then talk with you about getting started (importing student, course/class and staff information). Then, you’re on your way. It really is that simple.
How can I be certain that our data is secure?
Each day, thousands of educators in the U.S. utilize eDoctrina, knowing that its team is taking the security of their students’ information very seriously. Data is protected in a number of ways which are decsribed in this document (it’s a PDF file, 192 Kb).