In this article we will cover:
- Reviewing and reassigning units
- Having students complete a Classworks assessment to utilize new test data
- Providing students custom instruction
Reassign Low Mastery Units
When students have a mastery of 80% or above on their ILP's, recent studies show that those students achieve a visible rate of personal growth, which translates to higher rates of achievement for the school and district overall. If a student is not at an 80% for all of the assigned ILP units, reassigning those units is recommended.
Conferencing with the student before reassigning is key. Asking the student if s/he did not understand how to complete the activity or did not understand the concept, before reassigning, will provide helpful insight on what the students challenges might be.
To reassign ILP units, Click on the Finished ILP button, from the Individualized Learning tab
This will bring up the ILP Summary screen. Look under the "Average" header for any scores under 80%. Once you have located those assignments that meet that criteria, click on the blue link under the "Assignment" header.
This will bring up the Unit Performance Summary. Each unit will be displayed, along with the mastery score for each, and the time spent working on the unit. If a student has a low mastery, along with a low time on task, that could be a reason for low mastery. You can reassign the completed Unit by clicking on the "Assigned" radial button. The student will then see the Unit again under their ILP assignments to redo when they sign in.
Note: You can reassign the whole unit, or you can expand each unit to pinpoint only the low mastery activities within the unit. You may expand by selecting the small plus sign to the left of the unit name. Once reassigned, click save at the bottom and close out of the screen in the upper right hand corner.
Have the Student Take the Classworks Assessment to generate data to create a New ILP
Classworks - like NWEA, STAR, Scantron and our other assessment partners - also has two types of assessments that students can take. The assessments are automatically available when they sign in, and teachers do not have to do anything to assign these assessments.
The type of assessment available for each district is decided by the districts administration team. Both assessments generate data, which can be used to create new Individualized Learning Paths (ILPs) for students. Below are the two types of Classworks assessments available:
This assessment measures concept mastery and is usually administered three times during the school year: at the beginning of the school year as a pretest, at mid-year as an interim progress test and at the end of the year as a post-test. The Benchmark Assessment addresses grades K-8 (Language Arts and Math) as well as Geometry I, Algebra I and English I.
The Universal Screener assessment is used to identify readiness for on-grade level instruction. It is typically administered at the beginning of the school year; though it may also be used on an ongoing basis as part of an RtI model. The assessments are composed of Math and Reading/Language Arts and are developed for each grade level, K-10. To identify readiness, they include multiple grade levels to allow sufficient “reach” to identify student weaknesses.
Once the Assessment is completed, generate the ILP. Click here to find instructions on how to do that.
Create Custom Instruction
If the student has successfully mastered each ILP Unit with an 80% or higher, teachers also have the option of creating custom instruction for students, using their state standards.