Daily opportunities in Zearn Math for assessment and feedback include the digital Tower of Power and Daily Printed Exit Tickets. This combination of Assessments create one ongoing, integrated, dynamic, formative assessment so teachers have the opportunity to check-in on progress within a topic, reflect on learning, without stopping the learning process.
Zearn Math provides real-time Reports so teachers can monitor progress on the Tower of Power and other learning components of the Independent Digital Lesson. These offer the opportunity for both a digital and paper check-in on progress within a topic, a moment for reflection or celebration, without a stop in the learning progress. This combination of assessments creates one ongoing, integrated, dynamic, formative assessment.
Tower of Power
Each digital lesson ends with a Tower of Power. Students need to show understanding on each question of the Tower of Power. As a child passes each Tower, she or he builds deep understanding of the big ideas covered in the Zearn Math Mission.
Printed Exit Ticket
After a student completes an Independent Digital Lesson, he or she demonstrates his or her understanding on a paper Exit Ticket. Exit Tickets measure mastery at the lesson level. They are designed to give teachers valuable information about student learning and a student’s ability to transfer that learning to an un-scaffolded paper and pencil experience.
There are four Reports teachers can use to monitor student productivity during independent work and student struggles. Teachers can access reports real-time and should check reports two to three times per week:
- Reports on student productivity:
- Progress Report: This report tells teachers where each student is in the digital sequence. Each student’s progress is denoted as a bar in this report, and each bar is colored to show the percent of Independent Digital Lessons completed in a given Mission.
- Pace Report: This report tracks a classroom and individual students progress against the four lesson a week goal. It can help identify groups of students that need more time to complete their weekly Independent Digital Lesson completion goal. The Pace Report can also identify students that have already met their Independent Digital Lesson goal, and who can begin working on Bonuses for extra challenge.
- Reports on student struggles:
- Tower Alerts Report: If a student is struggling in the Tower of Power, he or she receives scaffolded remediation at the precise moment of misconception. The Tower Alert reports the lesson the student struggled with, when they struggled, and whether they have completed that Tower and moved on to the next lesson. These alerts can be sorted by date, student and lesson.
- Sprint Alerts: Sprints in each Independent Digital Lesson are designed to build and strengthen core math foundations for 1st-5th grade students. Sprint Alerts helps teachers identify students struggling with Sprints. Alerts appear if a student gets less than 10 questions correct in both rounds of the Sprint.