Are you a PLC school looking for ways to track your student data to better inform instructional decisions? Are you making the shift from a focus on teaching to a focus on learning? PLCs entail whole-staff involvement in a process of intensive reflection upon instructional practices and desired student benchmarks, as well as monitoring of outcomes to ensure success. PLCs enable teachers to continually learn from one another via shared visioning and planning, as well as in-depth critical examination of what does and doesn’t work to enhance student achievement. Schoology provides many features which can help support these efforts.
by Using the tools within Schoology, you can be:
Timely in Response/Intervention. Schoology Tests/Quizzes provide teachers with immediate results which identify students who need additional time and support. With this feature teachers can easily see evidence of current levels of student learning. Five of the six question types are auto-graded, which makes grading a breeze!
Directive. Grading groups allow teachers to provide differentiation and develop strategies and ideas to build on strengths and address weaknesses in learning. Using the Grading Groups feature allows teachers to sort students into groups within a single course section. These groups can be individually assigned graded material and displayed as individual groups in the course Gradebook.
Collaborative. Schoology groups provide a place for collegial collaboration to work together to achieve their collective purpose of learning for all which can turn data into useful and relevant information to ensure success for all students.
Intentional. Using Schoology Question Banks allows teams to create a repository of test questions from which Common Formative and Summative Assessments can be created. Based on the results of these assessments, teachers can identify how his or her students performed on each skill compared with other students. Individual teachers can call on their team colleagues to help them reflect on areas of concern. Each teacher has access to the ideas, materials, strategies, and talents of the entire team.
Evaluative. Student Mastery Reporting allows instructors to view student achievement on any standard or learning objective that has been aligned to Assignments, Test/Quiz Questions, or Discussions within a course. This area contains multiple views that allow instructors to evaluate how students are learning and pinpoint students that may need additional attention.
Please contact your school Digital Teacher Librarian or Educational Technology Specialist for more information or training opportunities for your school.