In-room class learning is a thing of the past. Education institutions have come a long way from teaching, improving learning skills and offering better opportunities to students to a phase where now the entire teaching and learning experiences is transformed. With the power of automation, educators around the world are now able to provide a better education system to the students. The move to hybrid teaching and learning has vastly contributed to the new way for both teachers and students to enjoy the learning experiences. The availability of blended learning materials has allowed educators and students to connect with one another and share knowledge, experiences, and skills that were not possible earlier. As educators avail more flexibility to work and teach from anywhere, the priority remains the same – to analyze how much their students are learning and how they can retain a healthy pace.
The key questions while adopting new learning approaches, strategies, technologies, and automated solutions are:
- How much progress are the students achieving every quarter?
- What contributions can you make to improve their learning experiences?
- How can you enhance your own teaching techniques to improve your students’ learning?
For personalized teaching and learning experiences, educators must adopt assessment management systems (AMS) that can support all their current and future learning and growth opportunities.
Now let us look at some of the key considerations while selecting an AMS.
Instant data usage
Student data can be achieved easily. But it is futile if not used the right way at the right time. Student performance data collection requires time, effort and understanding of the aspects of how well each student is performing.
What’s challenging is to get real-time data that can be easy for the educators to use and empower students to understand their own strengths and weaknesses. The right assessment tool can help teachers to evaluate how much progress the students have achieved during the assessment that includes different set of standards/courses. Once it is evaluated, the teachers can understand which standards need to be revisited for which students and which standards have been exceeded by all the students, showing that they can move on to further courses.
Every student is unique and possesses different capabilities to gather information and score during an assessment. Hence, the AMS should be flexible enough to personalize itself as per the needs and potential of students. Performance based assessments can be encouraged by the teacher as it allows students to showcase their understanding and knowledge based on a particular subject. Considering the potential of each assessment option is crucial for the teachers to adapt them to their own teaching styles.
Mapping students’ progress
As education administrators and teachers are busy collecting student performance data, it is also important to set a standard for the students to achieve. When planning for the upcoming curriculum, consider the current challenges so that you can make informed decisions and adjustments on time. The administrators can also check whether any additional resources need to be provided to the teachers. They can maintain a healthy pace with all the schools while determining if the students are able to perform well during each assessment.