A. Efficiency - 8.7
B. Functionality - 8.7
C. Design - 8.5
Edulastic: A Standards-Based Assessment Tool
Summary : Aligning Assessments to Standards Has Never Been Easier!
Edulastic is a web-based tool for creating assessments and assigning them to students. To begin, teacher users must launch the website and register as a teacher. (This process requires that the school where the teacher works is registered with Edulastic.) Next, the dashboard loads, and teachers should click the “Create New Class” option. They will then be asked to enter information about their class, which they must enter before adding students. To add students, teacher users can send their students a class code or manually register them. Once the class is made, assignments can be created.
To create an assignment, teachers must click the “Assignments” button on the left side of the screen and then use the dropdown box to select the class for the assignment. Next, teacher users must click the “Create New Assignment” button. At this point, they can choose to develop their own assignment from scratch or import question already developed by other teacher users. If users decide to develop their own question, they will need to click the “Author New Question” button on the top right of the screen, choose the question type, write the question and add in the required information (e.g., standards, depth of knowledge level, etc.), and then click the “Save” button. At this point, teacher users can preview the question and then choose to add another one. If teacher users wish to browse and adopt questions created by other teacher users, after creating a new assessment, they can use the filters to browse the already made questions and check the box next to the question to include it on the assessment. When finished adding questions, teacher users can click the “Review” button on the top right of the screen to preview their assignment. To finalize the assignment, teacher users can click the “Publish or Assign” button on the top right of the screen, and assign it to the student or class.
Additional features available from Edulastic include the Assessment Library, Reports, and Manage Class options. The “Assessment Library” option includes assignments made by other teacher users that can be adopted and assigned to a teacher’s class. Teacher users can filter those assignments to find the one that fits their needs. The “Reports” option show students’ towards mastery of standards, and the “Manage Class” option provides an overview of each class teacher users have created.
Instructional Ideas for Edulastic
- Teachers can create a class for each period they teach and use that class to assign assessments aligned to standards to students and then track student progress towards meeting those standards.
- At the beginning of the year or semester, teachers can create a pre-assessment using this tool to identify a baseline of student knowledge. Teachers can then analyze the data and craft lessons to develop students’ mastery of the different standards. Then, in regular intervals, at the end of the semester, and/or conclusion of the class, teachers can have students take a post-assessment also aligned to the standards to identify student growth.
- When developing an assignment, teachers can view previously made assignments and choose adopt ones that align to their needs.
- Teachers can create and use assignments with this tool. As they create these assessments, the website will store them in their assessment library. That way, teachers can easily access them and make revisions to them when wanting to use them in the future.
|B2. Collaboration & Communication|
|B3. Ability to Save Progress|
|B5. Platform Integration|
|C2. Ease of Use|
|C5. Screen Design|
|C6. Information Presentation|
|C7. Media Integration|
|C8. Free of Distractors|
Screenshots of Edulastic