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How to Use Prodigy to Prep for Standardized Tests [UPDATE]

Can game-based learning improve standardized test scores? Yes!

One study found that schools using Prodigy saw an 11.6% improvement on standardized test scores.

Another found that schools using Prodigy saw an average improvement of 12.39 points on their standardized test scores — double the improvement seen in schools that did not use Prodigy.

If you already know about Prodigy’s efficacy, jump down to the how-to section and start prepping!

You can teach from home while your students learn from home. Take advantage of your Assessments tool to create Plans, Assignments and Test Preps. Delivering curriculum-aligned math content will help your students keep pace and stay engaged.

New research shows the effectiveness of Prodigy’s Test Preps!

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How to Use Prodigy to Fight Summer Learning Loss

Nothing quite compares to that feeling of accomplishment at the end of every school year.

You tirelessly deliver skill-building content to students every day — and as the year wraps up, you get to see all your hard work paid off.

So, why do students seem underprepared when they return the following school year?

Summer learning loss studies have found students can lose more than a month of academic learning from the previous school year. What’s worse, this decline happens more in math skills than any other subject.

Luckily, kids can practice math on Prodigy all summer — preventing summer learning loss and possibly even improving their math skills!

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How to Use Prodigy Effectively Without 1:1 Computer Access

I want to use Prodigy Math but don’t have a computer for every child in my class. How can I effectively implement technology in my classroom?

☝️ Despite technology becoming more ingrained in 21st century classrooms, this is a common concern many teachers share.

However, if you’re in a school with low supply of educational technology — a reality you believe is negatively affecting student learning — there are still ways to use Prodigy Math in your classroom!

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How to use Prodigy for formative assessments

Determining student comprehension as you teach facilitates effective instruction, but delivering and evaluating formative assessments can be a time drain.

To simplify this process, you can deliver formative assessments through Prodigy Math’s engaging game-based learning environment. And you’ll automatically track results within your teacher account!

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3 Easy Steps to Differentiate Using Prodigy

It’s one of the toughest parts of teaching math.

But differentiating instruction for each student is one of the most effective methods of addressing their unique skills deficits.

You can use Prodigy to simplify math content differentiation. You’ll deliver specific in-game problems to each student — or distinct student groups — in three quick steps!

You can teach from home while your students learn from home. Take advantage of your Assessments tool to create Plans, Assignments and Test Preps. Delivering curriculum-aligned math content will help your students keep pace and stay engaged.

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