Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Annual Technology Assessment


This is the time of year when all 3rd and 4th grade students take an annual Technology Assessment through our subscription service, Learning.com.

Yesterday each 3rd grade class came to the lab and completed the assessment. Next Monday it will be the 4th grade that gets their turn.

This 47 question 'test' is a measure of what students have learned doing their work on the lessons throughout the school year. One of our limitations at the elementary level is that students only come to Technology class once a week for 30 minutes. It is hard to remember what they learned back in November, now in May. The results will give us a chance to understand where we need to direct some additional lessons for next year.

Once 4th graders get to the middle school, they will have a concentrated class of 45 minutes every day for a 9-week grading period. This will give them the focus they need to really absorb and retain the material. Most 5th graders improve rapidly when they get to middle school.

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