There are many kinds of assessment used in education to evaluate student learning, identify strengths and challenges, and aid in lesson planning, and they often take the form of online tools. Three common types of assessment, diagnostic, formative, and summative, are frequently used with K12 students to allow teachers and other educators to make decisions about placement, advancement, curriculum decisions, grades, and funding. Diagnostic assessments help educators develop a zone of proximal development (ZPD), by understanding why a student is struggling or excelling in a particular skill. Formative assessments give educators a snapshot of a students’s progress at a given time, and summative assessments help educators see where how a student is performing relative to other students at a point in time.  The goal of all assessment is to improve student learning. Assessments allow educators to personalize instruction by adapting a curriculum to the ZPD of the individual student.
On this page, Let’s Go Learn and its partners provide a library of blog articles to introduce and explain educational assessments to everyone from professional educators and teachers, to tutors and homeschool parents. We welcome your comments.

Standards-Based Testing

Comprehending Standards-Based Testing: Exploring Constraints, and Examining its Influence on Equity Traditional standards-based testing has long been the primary method for assessing K-12 students in the classroom. State standards provide a framework for teachers to instruct and students to learn. Administrators use temporary assessments, often provided by the states or other benchmark tests,

By |2024-02-06T03:06:22+00:00February 1st, 2024|Math Assessment|0 Comments

Embracing Education Revolution in 2024: AI’s Role at Let’s Go Learn

Embracing Education Revolution in 2024: AI's Role at Let's Go Learn As we step into 2024, I, as the CEO of Let's Go Learn, am thrilled to share my predictions about the revolutionary changes in the field of education, all thanks to the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, it is important to

By |2024-01-23T22:11:30+00:00January 16th, 2024|Math Assessment|0 Comments

Improving Mathematics Performance Through Gamification

Improving Mathematics Performance Through Gamification In the dynamic world of education, where traditional methods often fall short in getting the attention of students, innovative approaches are important.  Gamification, the integration of game elements into environments where they are very static, has become a powerful tool to transform education, especially in the realm of

By |2024-01-24T16:44:55+00:00November 29th, 2023|Math Assessment|0 Comments

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Definition of Dyslexia Dyslexia, a common learning disability that affects a wide range of students, mainly children, is characterized by difficulties with reading, spelling, and language processing. Students with dyslexia often struggle with recognizing and manipulating the sounds of words, leading to challenges in reading skills.  Dyslexia is believed to be caused by

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The Hierarchy of Instruction in Math with Let’s Go Learn

The Hierarchy of Instruction in Math with Let's Go Learn Math competency and 21st-century employment are inextricably linked. However, no matter how you slice it, U.S. student scores on NAEP mathematics assessments demonstrate that year-to-year student achievement is faltering. Further, multiple subgroups are impacted by dismal performance. A recent movement using the umbrella

By |2023-10-12T19:34:57+00:00October 12th, 2023|Math Assessment|0 Comments

Moving toward District-Wide K-12 Differentiated Testing Articulation

Moving toward District-Wide K-12 Differentiated Testing Articulation The Need for Educational Testing A key challenge for K-12 education is balancing the need for testing with the time it takes away from instruction. Testing needs for district administrators are often at odds with the needs of special education and intervention departments. At the

By |2023-09-14T23:04:58+00:00September 11th, 2023|Math Assessment|0 Comments

Why Middle Schools in the United States Struggle to Teach Their Students Math

Why Middle Schools in the United States Struggle to Teach Their Students Math Middle school math can be challenging for many students due to a variety of factors. It is important to understand these factors in order to find the best approach in systematically applying a solution, whether at the

By |2023-09-11T17:43:04+00:00September 5th, 2023|Math Assessment|0 Comments

Beginning of Year Assessments

Ready, Set, School! How to Prepare for the First Day of School As the new school year approaches, parents and students are filled with a mix of excitement and nerves. The first day of school sets the tone for the entire academic journey ahead, making it crucial to be well-prepared. Thankfully, with the

By |2023-08-08T02:25:21+00:00August 8th, 2023|Math Assessment|0 Comments

Accelerated Math Using Granular Data

By Christina Barragan & Alicia Atkinson What constitutes granular data? Granular data breaks information down into its most detailed parts. In any assessment, the data can be broken down into tiers of granularity. The broadest assessment data is represented by the summative score. From there, the data can be broken down by

By |2023-01-23T22:59:28+00:00January 5th, 2023|Math Assessment|0 Comments

US Ranking in Math

Global Math Assessments Beginning this fall, American students will participate in a global math study, known as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Beginning in 2000, this study is given every 3 years, however it was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, so the tests being given this fall are occurring 4

By |2023-01-05T19:51:42+00:00November 7th, 2022|Math Assessment|0 Comments
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