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More Than Just a Score

by Andi Diaz on March 8, 2019

The stress of a test and the time it takes just to get a grade often leave schools needing more than just a score. Teachers, like students, typically aren’t fans of testing. However, testing can be invaluable in showing how a student is performing and what steps teachers should take next.

What if assessing students didn’t feel like giving a test at all? What if students’ eyes lit up when they completed an assessment? What if they were able to see results right on the screen?

Frequent, automatic, reliable assessments help students know what to expect without tiring them with the same material. Implementing formative assessments during the school day gives students, teachers, and parents a clear picture of how each student is performing.

Istation takes formative assessments to a whole new level. For school leaders who use Istation’s Indicators of Progress (ISIP™), there is so much more than a score. Personalized student data helps teachers differentiate instruction, helping each student succeed exactly where they need it most. Plus, game-like activities with colorful animation and engaging characters leave students feeling like they are not taking an assessment at all.

“It doesn’t feel like a test!” said Celeste Barretto, a school leader at KIPP Dream Prep. “It tells us how much [the students] have learned and what we teach next.”

Turn formative assessments into student success by . . .

  • focusing on research-based skills proven to predict student success in reading, math, and Spanish literacy;
  • prescribing explicit and direct lessons based on assessment results and progress monitoring; and
  • identifying, through a tier-based approach, whether students are on target to meet end-of-year grade-level expectations.

Watch the video below to hear from educators across the US who use Istation’s ISIP assessment to help predict student success in their schools and classrooms.


You can get the power to predict student success too! Download our free e-guide to learn more about Istation’s formative assessments by clicking the button below.

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Topics: Formative Assessment