Elegance and efficiency. The SchoolBoogy Assessment Engine is an educator’s dream.
The Critical Path to Learning Success
The ability to effectively evaluate student learning is a critical aspect of a successful educator. Once a teacher determines a student’s understanding, course activities can be adjusted as required using SchoolBoogy’s Assessment Engine without the excessive time consumption. SchoolBoogy offers teachers the best way to assess student knowledge.
Automated Grading is one of the key capabilities SchoolBoogy gives teachers. Two types of grading are supported: Objective Assessment and Subjective Assessment grading.
Grading objective assessment questions are straight forward questions with a finite answer. When students post answers to objective questions, SchoolBoogy automatically grades and scores each one.
Subjective assessment questions require teacher action. These usually take essay form. SchoolBoogy supports basic and blind subjective grading. SchoolBoogy displays all responses to a given question simultaneously, decreasing the time it would take to do so on an individual student basis. If blind grading is turned on, teacher will not see what answers belong to what student. Grading is significantly faster, and teachers are able to focus on grading one question at a time.
Quick AssessmentIn a SchoolBoogy classroom, teachers can send a Quick Assessment to the screens of every student. Teachers can view a summary of each student's accuracy and performance. Teachers can immediately identify who requires additional support and can refocus the curriculum as needed. Quick Assessments allow shy students to privately answer class question and demonstrate learning in an elegant way.
QuizzesSchoolBoogy gives teachers the ability to schedule quizzes automatically at the completion of a lesson or group of lessons. When students complete a quiz, the Assessment Engine automatically grade objective questions, and sorts subjective questions and answers for direct grading.
Guided AssessmentA Guided Assessment is another name for a Unit test. Automated Grading automatically scores objective test questions, while subjective are formatted for teachers to rapidly score answers. As with all assessments, teacher's can assign values to each question and the final grade is automatically applied to each student's grade book. SchoolBoogy introduces a whole new way to determine if a student performed to their ability over a given period.
Self-AssessmentSelf-Assessments are ungraded tests that students can use to measure personal improvements. After any assessment, SchoolBoogy generates a Learning Plan for each student to complete. A Learning Plan rates student mastery and generates a personalized path to review or reinforce areas of improvement.
Student learning cannot be measured with testing alone. Performance can be inconsistent at times. A high test score could be the result of hard studying or good guessing. An unusually low score could mean that a child was sick or distracted. Large fluctuations in test scores can cause problems down the road if the reason is not identified.
SchoolBoogy created the Confidence Score to give teachers a nuanced look at student results. A confidence score tracks test scores against the standard deviation for a students performance. Normally, a student score would rarely rise above or below one standard deviation. For example, if a student had an average grade of 85% with a standard deviation of 5, then the students Confidence Score is between 85% and 90%. Assessment results lower than 85% or higher that 90% suggests that the result does not reflect what the child has truly learned. In these instances, the teacher can call for the student to take a retest to confirm the accuracy of the test result.