As an educator, you want your students to feel confident about upcoming testing. Be sure to have a plan in place so your students can put their best foot forward. The best way to ensure you adequately prepare your students for testing is to plan your desired course of action.
- Determine what you want to cover – What content do you want to cover? Find out what topics/skills will be covered on the test. You can review data from Knowre Math’s Teacher Dashboard to determine what topics you may want to put more emphasis on.
- Set your order – What order do you want to cover those topics/skills? Some teachers like to work backwards, starting with the most recently covered material.
- List what strategies/activities you want to use - Not all strategies are effective for all students. Use strategies that you feel work best for your group of students. Some strategies include: mini-lessons and games. More can be found on Joana’s post on Test Prep Fun on The Not So Wimpy Teacher website.
You also want to consider what tools you may use during test prep. Knowre Math’s Targeted 10 Assignment is great to use for spiral review and test prep.
What is the Targeted 10
Recognizing the power of appropriately “targeted” assignments, Knowre Math developed the Targeted 10. The Knowre Math Targeted 10 feature makes it possible for you to generate individualized review assignments for all of your students in just a couple of minutes. The Targeted 10 assignment is algorithmically-generated to focus on each student’s areas for growth within only the topic areas that you choose.
The ongoing formative assessment embedded across the entire Knowre Math program identifies where each student is struggling and thriving and provides that specific and actionable data to both you and your students. All of that data is integrated into a powerful, proprietary algorithm that fuels Knowre Math’s Targeted 10 assignments. Within the Targeted 10, students practice at their zone of proximal development - that just-right level of challenge that encourages learning growth and development.
How to use it
The versatile and impactful Targeted 10 assignment can be implemented for test prep and a wide range of ways including:
- Spiral Review
- Pre-Assessment Review
- Personalized “done early” practice
- Extension Practice
- Warm up
- Differentiated classwork
- Center station
When setting up the Targeted 10 you will be able to select the topics you want it to cover. The topics you select will be driven by your goal or use case. You can even choose to create a Targeted 10 using topics from a previous grade if needed.
Once you've assigned a Targeted 10 you are able to use the Targeted 10 assignment results page to see specific information about how each student did on the assignment. In addition to achievement and KSS values for each student, we encourage you to click "View Detail" in order to see how students did on each question in the assignment. Focus your attention on the orange and outlined in green skills since these are the ones that students had more difficulty with.
Try the Targeted 10 assignment with your math students and make the potential of individualized review and test prep a reality in your classroom.