Our Independent Digital Lessons are designed to provide a range of learners with the precise feedback and remediation that they need when learning new concepts, immediately at the moment of misconception. Because of this intentional design, a student won't be able to finish an Independent Digital Lesson without correctly completing the entire Independent Practice portion of our Digital Lessons, the Tower of Power, and demonstrating understanding. Our reports don't display a grade because each student must successfully complete 100% of the activity.
To assess students' learning in our Independent Digital Lessons, we recommend using a combination of Teacher Reports, Exit Tickets, and Mid and End-of-Mission Assessments in alignment with your school or district's grading policy:
Teacher Reports: Zearn offers four types of class-level reports to help teachers monitor Grade 1-5 students' progress, productivity, and and struggles during independent work. These reports provide teachers with real-time insights into students learning. You can find instructions for accessing these report here.
Exit Tickets: 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. Exit Tickets for each mission are included in Zearn Workbooks, and can be downloaded and printed individually from teacher accounts. You can find more on accessing printed materials here.
Assessments: Mid and End-of-Mission Assessments help assess students understanding of the Mission. These paper and pencil assessments offer an opportunity for teachers to check-in on learning. You can find more on our assessments here.