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DETAILED EI ASSESSMENT
Detailed Assessment aims at making a difference in the assessment process by providing assistance to teachers so that they can focus on their core competency as well as provide greater insight into topic misconceptions in students and how they can improve upon them for a brighter future with strong fundamentals.
Today, we understand global warming and environmental changes owing to the conceptual knowledge we gained as a part of our education. Education is about getting your fundamentals right so that the knowledge helps the student throughout his lifetime. In order to assess whether the student has acquired a thorough understanding of basic concepts and not just indulged in rote-based learning, examinations have to be held. Examinations today require a lot out of teachers in terms of formulating question papers as well as evaluating each student. The outcome of the exams, thereon, involves a grade sheet which is unable to explain where and, more importantly, why the student has gone wrong. Detailed Assessment aims at making a difference in the assessment process by providing assistance to teachers so that they can focus on their core competency as well as provide greater insight into topic misconceptions in students and how they can improve upon them for a brighter future with strong fundamentals. Detailed Assessment, a topic-wise testing tool, aims at providing immediate feedback to teachers on the current level of student understanding on the topics taught and completed in the classroom. DA is a futuristic assessment tool that formulates customized assessment programs in accordance with the school curriculum and presents immediate detailed feedbacks on individual student performance.
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Detailed Assessment reduces the stress on teachers by preparing the assessment papers according to the curriculum taught in the class and provides test results and feedback within 48 hours of the assessment. Detailed Assessment enables complete assistance through proactive testing methods rather than reactive reﬂections of past performance. This helps schools to measure the effectiveness of teaching alongside the progress of each student and offers provisions for continuous future improvement. Detailed Assessment reduces the stress on teachers by preparing the assessment papers according to the curriculum taught in the class and provides test results and feedback within 48 hours of the assessment. Students receive a detailed report on their performance pointing out the areas that require attention and speciﬁc pointers to enhance performance.
The three tier integrated framework enables all stakeholders to beneﬁt from the program:
School Level At the school level, the Principal receives a platform to design potential improvement plans.
Classroom Level The teachers receive extensive reports for instant and efﬁcient enhancement of student performance.
Student Level Personalized reports provide students with a direction for actionable advancement in their performance.
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Detailed Assessment provides a dashboard for educators, students and parents to step up performance at every stage of education. 1
Personalized Testing DA customizes the tests taken by students according to the text books used by schools and the syllabus taught in class to maximize the accuracy of the results obtained. Hence, schools can replace their existing formative assessments with DA.
Instantaneous Feedback DA offers instant diagnostic feedback in the form of detailed assessment reports within 48 hours of taking the test. This enables teachers to utilize this assessment and concentrate on classroom instruction rather than spending time and energy on evaluation of test papers. DA changes the way of classroom instruction at a very fundamental level, as the teachers now focus on solving any conceptual misunderstandings of the class rather than just rushing through the syllabus.
Remediation Support DA reports include speciďŹ c directions for continuous improvement for both teachers as well as students thus enabling consistent development through the educational process.
Ensures standardization and consistency DA ensures that the test quality is standardized across the school. The remediation support enables consistency in the teaching approach of the school towards building a strong conceptual foundation in every topic test.
Assessment Reports DA Assessment Reports provide a detailed inference on the student performance and ways to improve the same.
Principal Report The Principal of each school receives periodic reports of all class divisions providing a dashboard for strategizing future improvement.
Teacher Report DA is a powerful tool for teachers to deliver comprehensive learning rather than a passive reﬂection of past performance. The teachers receive reports that include individual student scores as well as guidance for enhancing the learning of each topic and sub-topic.
Student Report DA provides students with reports which include their academic grades as well as recommendations to enhance performance in future assessments.
DETAILED TEACHER REPORT Test: Propagation of light and Shadows Class: ____ Section: ___ Test Date: ____ Total Students: ______
Dear Teacher, Students of your section have scored 48% on an average in this test. This is the same as the class average of your school. A snapshot of the performance of different sections is provided in the table below. In the topic ‘Propagation of light and Shadows’, students of your section have performed best in Formation of shadows, scoring 55% on an average in this subtopic, and need to to improve in Types of objects based on propagation of light, scoring 23% on an average in this subtopic. Recommendations: 1. You may conduct a student interview on the questions indicating misconceptions like 7, 13, 14, 16, 19
Implementation Details School signs up for DA
NCERT 8th MATH
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EI collects the text books followed by school and starts designing customized test papers
Teacher teaches a topic
Teacher logs into the DA system
CHAPTER 9 Algebraic Expressions & Identities
Teacher sees the chapters from the text book listed on the screen
She selects the chapters(s) for the test
Test gets delivered on the system Test Delivered
What must be added to 3x to get 6y, if x and y are any 2 numbers? A. 3 B. 3y C. 6y - 3x D. (None of these. It is not possible to get 6y from 3x.)
2 more than 4 times Akilaâ€™s age is x. What is Akilaâ€™s age? A. x - 2 B. x + 2 4 4 C. 4x - 2 D. 4x + 2
Teacher downloads the paper and administers the test
Results delivered within 48 hours
Student, Teacher and Principal Report
Teacher Report What must be added to 3x to get 6y, if x and y are any 2 numbers? A. 3 B. 3y C. 6y - 3x D. (None of these. It is not possible to get 6y from 3x.) Option A
Possibly students may have difﬁculty expressing 6y - 3x for an answer, and may be looking for something like 3x or 6y. So they may have totally disregarded 6y - 3x, and failing to ﬁnd a ‘nice’ answer, may have chosen D. You may expose them to problems which have expression as answers and help them realise that this is possible. A large percentage of students in the class have a misconception that an expression itself cannot be an answer to this question. The students are used to looking for an answer such as 3x or 6y.
Student Report 2 more than 4 times Akila’s age is x. What is Akila’s age? A. x - 2 B. x + 2 4 C. 4x - 2
4 D. 4x + 2
The student misunderstands that any unknown quantity is to be assigned the variable x. They tend to do this mechanically. They need to be explained that a variable may stand for a ﬁxed number, or take a range of values or even stand for a general number.
Principal Report The report provides a comparative snapshot across all sections for class 8 in your school. Observations: The following sub topics in class 8 Algebra need to be remediated across all sections Factorisation Students are not clear that a factorized form of an expression can have only one term. Reasoning with a variable There is a misconception amongst students that a variable can take only a ﬁxed value. They need to be explained that a variable can take up either a ﬁxed value, a range of values or a general number
Package Details Math, Science and English (Language part) are available options for schools to select.
The English tests will assess the language component. The literature component will not be covered. The tests will be multiple choice based. Offer is available for all classes from 3rd to 10th.
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Schools can opt to take a maximum of 8 tests per subject per class, in one academic year. Teachers would be provided access to an easy to use, online system. The text book chapters would be listed on the system. Teachers would need to select the topics for a test on this system.
Resources provided: Schools can choose to implement DA in their computer labs or on a mobile device kit provided by EI or on both. Educational Initiatives will provide 1 mobile kit in the school for administering the tests. The mobile kit will be owned by Educational Initiatives In case of manufacturing defect, Educational Initiatives will replace the device. In case of damage during use, school will replace the device The devices will be provided to the school for the duration of one year EI will conduct training for the school to implement DA ASSET support team will provide a one time test analysis support
DA is designed to transform regular assessments into an integrated, powerful learning tool in the classroom.
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Published on Jan 24, 2011
Published on Jan 24, 2011
Detailed Assessment aims at making a difference in the assessment process by providing assistance to teachers so that they can focus on thei...