Best Practices for Classrooms in SY 19/20

As you start thinking about the next school year, here are some recommended best practices to consider which will ensure an amazing year for your classrooms:

  1. How to ensure students receive perfect skill practice
  2. How remediation helps students when they struggle
  3. True spiraling and spacing with the mastery check
  4. How to unpack the mastery score
  5. How to create individualized Learning Paths from RIT scores

1) How to ensure students receive perfect skill practice

When the doors open and your first lesson, weekly, or unit plan is created, how will you seamlessly reinforce all of the skills you are teaching? Easily! Now you can assign Learning Paths aligned to very popular textbooks such as Eureka Math, Bridges, enVisionMATH, Wonders etc. (see full list here). We will automatically give your students practice assignments from each chapter or module in the textbook! How awesome! Focus on student progress and results versus reviewing the textbooks to manually create worksheets! Navigate to the adaptive practice dashboard to assign these new learning paths or create a brand new classroom.

2) How remediation helps students when they struggle

Built-in remediation is a teacher lifesaver and a mini-tutor when students struggle. During adaptive practice, ScootPad automatically adjusts the student’s questions to give the student practice in lower level skills. We handle the heavy lifting to locate these pre-requisite skills so that you can focus on the students who require a deeper level of intervention. Check out a typical 10 question practice session below and start thinking about how this process will help you next year!

START: Question 1) 5th grade >> Question 2) 5th grade >> Question 3) 4th grade>> Question 4) 4th grade>> Question 5) 4th grade >> Question 6) 4th grade >> Question 7) 3rd grade >> Question 8) 3rd grade>> Question 9) 3rd grade >> Question 10) 3rd grade>> END

3) True spiraling and spacing with the mastery check

Your lesson plan has you teaching Concept A on Day 1 but on Day 25 you need to spiral back and see if students remember what was taught. Sound familiar? Enter in the spaced Mastery Check embedded in ScootPad’s adaptive practice and we will also spiral back on skills to ensure that students have retained that information. At any time, you can also launch a quick entry/exit ticket to get this info, but rest assured that our automatic mastery check process checks each practiced concept when a student least expects it (at least 48 hours) and when the student passes it, BAM, they earn the green crown of mastery. Checkmate! Learn more about how spaced practice works wonders for your students!

4) How to unpack the mastery score

When students practice in ScootPad, they are working towards mastery in every concept assigned to them. You may need to review their scores to add to your gradebook. Not only do we show you these scores easily, but we allow you to unpack them to see each question the student answered which led up to the recent score. From the Mastery Grid, you can copy and paste into excel or Google sheets. Also, below is a screenshot from the Mastery report itself (Reports>Proficiency Dashboard>Click mastery Score).

5) How to create individualized Learning Paths from RIT scores

We released the NWEA Learning Path generator back in March and you raved about it! With recent updates ahead of the new year, it’s even better. Click here for a short 2-minute teaser video and see a screenshot of the adaptive practice dashboard!

We hope you enjoy kicking back this Summer knowing that we are ready for your return to the classroom! Please continue to send us your feedback – no matter how small or trivial – that is how you can help us improve ScootPad and make it more relevant and effective for you.

Cheers, The ScootPad Team

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