Our Independent Digital Lessons are designed to provide a range of learners with precise feedback at the exact moment they begin to struggle. Because of this intentional design, a student won't be able to finish a digital lesson without correctly completing the Tower of Power, our mastery-based independent practice activity. 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 1-6 students' progress, productivity, and struggles during independent work. These reports provide teachers with real-time insights into student learning.
- 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 a student’s ability to transfer their learning from the digital lesson to an un-scaffolded paper and pencil experience. Exit Tickets for each mission are included in Student Editions and can be downloaded and printed individually from teacher accounts.
- 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.