How to use Prodigy for formative assessments
1. Go to your in-account Assessments toolVisit the Prodigy Math website and click Login in the top-right corner. Select a classroom. Within the classroom, go to the Assessments tool. [caption id="attachment_2862" align="aligncenter" width="600"] You can find the Assessments tool at the left of your screen on desktop. If you’re using a mobile device, it’s at the bottom.[/caption]
2. Set a domain- or standard-aligned AssignmentAt the top of your screen, click the green Create button. Select the first option in the list: Assignments.
A screen will load that allows you to create an Assignment based on the domain and standard you’re teaching.Just search for the skills you’re focusing on from the drop-down list:
Click Next to set the number of questions per domain or standard in your Assignment. You can set up to 25 questions per standard, allowing you to deliver a brief or thorough assessment. Clicking Next again will allow you to send the Assignment to specific students. But for a formative assessment, it’s best to select all your students.
Click Next a final time to set the dates for the Assignment to appear in-game.
3. Schedule time to use ProdigyTo complete an Assignment, which automatically appears as in-game questions within math battles, students need Prodigy time. Consider scheduling it as:
- Silent work time
- A rotation station
- An entry or exit ticket
4. View the Assignment Report to inform in-class instructionWhen the final day of the Assignment passes, return to your Assessments and access the report by clicking on the Assignment, which appears in purple, in the calendar. [caption id="attachment_3935" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Click to expand.[/caption] This will generate the list of questions within the Assignment, showing how each student answered -- correctly, incorrectly or unattempted. [caption id="attachment_3936" align="aligncenter" width="600"] You’ll be able to see student names in your report. They have been removed from this image to maintain privacy.[/caption] You can see the exact questions and each student’s answers by scrolling down within the Assignment Report. [caption id="attachment_3937" align="aligncenter" width="600"] You’ll be able to see student names in your report. They have been removed from this image to maintain privacy.[/caption] You can quickly identify common trouble spots, helping guide your in-class instruction strategy while teaching a given domain or standard!
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