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Using Descriptive Feedback as Part of Formative Assessment

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Formative assessment improves student achievement.  It has been proven in countless research studies, conducted over the past decade, to be one of the most effective instructional tools to positively influence student achievement.  When teachers, students, and their peers effectively utilize formative assessment, they are making conscientious decisions about the next […]

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Developing an Authentic Learning Program Through The IA Foundation for Kids

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Developing an Authentic Learning Program Through The IA Foundation For Kids Four years ago we decided that we would start the IA Foundation for Kids. We focused our intentions on helping at-risk students throughout the area and state by supporting schools with funds and ideas to help the students on […]

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Inspired & Impacted By a Young onTRAC User

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Inspired & Impacted By a Young onTRAC User The story of meeting 10-year-old onTRAC user, Toby Tate, and providing him with a short mentorship was one that inspired employees of Interactive Achievement, leaving us revitalized with the contagious childhood energies of curiosity, playfulness, and an enduring sense that the world […]

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How Does a Rigorous Formative Assessment Plan Fit into an Instructional Program?

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How Does a Rigorous Formative Assessment Plan Fit into an Instructional Program? Formative assessment is a philosophy of teaching and learning grounded in the instructional cycle of engaging students in interesting learning activities, assessing, analyzing the data (teachers and students), providing corrective instruction, and re-assessing.  It consists of aligning standards, […]