In a class, a teacher needs to perform a series of evaluations like a Class Test (Written/Oral), Spot Test, Class Responses, Minute-Paper Submissions (Short descriptions/notes are made by children). By analysing these assessments, the teacher can ascertain how clear and lucid the quality of instruction has been. ‘Formative Assessment’ is a technique used by teachers to continuously monitor student progress in a classroom environment. If used effectively it can improve student performance tremendously while raising the self esteem, motivation and confidence of the student. Formative Assessments allow teachers to determine the measure of intelligence of their students and allow teachers to tailor their teaching style as per requirements.
India Grid for Learning provides products that aid formative assessments efficiently and boost teacher productivity in terms of evaluation. Teachers can spend more time on instruction and individual attention rather spending time on paper works. CCE (Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation) which provides standards for Evaluation came up with tools and techniques for running formative assessments in class.
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Out of 20 tools and techniques listed by CCE 50% of them can be effectively performed using India Grid for Learning(IGfL), they are Objective type, Short Answer, Long Answer, Questions, Test, Assignments, Quizzes and competition, Test and Inventories etc. Our Flagship product – India Grid for Learning platform is a Single Sign-on System which offers 300+ technology resources and 2 million content pieces from more than 50 top-ranked academic publishers. IGfL supports both Blended and Flipped learning methodologies and some of the technology resources conduct the assessments. The pricing of the product package varies based on the functions and services opted for and the number of users.
Grading essays can be quite taxing and in the era of the Internet it becomes quite difficult to manually check for plagiarism. Here’s where Revisely can help teachers to a great extent. Revisely is a standalone product which allows teachers to grade essays, check for plagiarism and duplicates in peer submissions and also does a basic functional grammar check. This directly improves the efficiency of teachers and helps them focus on instruction and paying individual attention to students.
For Quizzes and Assessments we have Brightspace by D2L (Desire to Learn) a Next Generation Digital Learning environment (NGDLE) which has a great feature of running Quizzes and Assessments. It has more flexible spaces that support personalisation, meet universal design standards, and play a larger role in formative learning assessment. It is simple, fast, available anytime and anywhere and easy for teachers and students to adopt quickly. It has a built-in analytics Brightspace Insight for monitoring student performance which is also capable in earlier identification of at-risk students.
The above mentioned products are samples. You can do more on our platform. If your school wants to run Formative Assessments via IGfL kindly write to — firstname.lastname@example.org.
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