The Assessment Engine

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.

SchoolBoogy offers teachers multiple ways to assess a child's learning.
 

Quick Assessment

In 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.

Quizzes

SchoolBoogy 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 Assessment

A 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-Assessment

Self-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.

Learning Zones are a simple way teachers can track and manage student progress at a glance. Rather than focusing on raw number grades, Learning Zones are designed for teachers to determine skill level and mastery. The purpose is to help students moved from low skill zones to high skill zones using the tools provided in SchoolBoogy. Learning Zones are an intuitive way for teachers to manage progress at a glance.
No child should ever struggle to get the help they need, and Learning Plans are like a private tutor. SchoolBoogy tracks each student's performance and updates their personal learning plan after every assessment . The Learning Plan identifies what materials need to be studied to improve in a given area. These learning resources can take the form of text, video and other supported formats.

 

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