Success with EDU – Math Tests, a new version
Type of technology- EDU/NEO
SAMR Model Rating- Augmentation
Grade Level- All
Subject – Any (I used it in math)
Cost – No cost as long as you have EDU/NEO
Success on EDU/NEO… is going to be a series of quick easy show and tells on how to make EDU/NEO a successful tool working with our new technology. I have found EDU/NEO a quicker and easier way to gauge student performance while getting them used to the new style of testing.
In this first blog, I am introducing you to a new way to test your students. EDU/NEO has a choice of questions under the testing assignment page. If you choose: multiple choice (many answers) you can then weight the answer responses. This introduces students to the possibility of more than one choice being correct. The weight can be any percentage you want for each answer. For example you may give 50% to the generic answer and maybe a 30% and 20% to more difficult correct responses. It has really changed the way my students start to look at test questions. They definitely have taken the time now to make sure they have looked at all the answers and not simply choosing the one answer they know.
We have some assessments from the district that were optional assessments in our big white binders. I took the time to redo the questions using the same format but a different set of numbers to allow them more practice. I did add on more possible correct answer choices (if you are fourth grade these questions were for place value and are banked in EDU/NEO – try them).
We are entering a new way of testing. These simple steps to create or just recreate a test allows the student practice with this new style of testing and answering. It does take them a while as they are used to one answer responses, especially with multiple choice.
The extra added value you have with creating these tests in EDU is they are instantly graded and you can place it into a category for your gradebook and assessment review. I was able to have a direct answer for the parents and students on their ability with place value after they completed this assignment.
I will be soon be posting some helpful hints on pre-existing math and Comprehension tests as well as a new way to test vocabulary that allows you instant feedback.