LiteracyTA has a new digital text marking assessment tool!By Jonathan LeMaster on September 12, 2016
Teachers across the country are working hard to teach close reading skills in an effort to prepare their students for (1) state literacy standards and (2) rigorous reading tasks in college and at work. But grading this work is rarely talked about. And let's face it, stacks of student papers can be overwhelming. Teachers do not need more to do. They need teaching and learning tools to make their lives easier.
Therefore, we are happy to introduce a new assessment tool that auto-grades close reading!
When creating a close reading assessment, mark the correct information. During the test, students mark the text and the computer does the rest.
The test results are clear and immediate. No other test can give teachers this type of instant feedback. Teachers can drill down and review each question and offer comments. The comments are saved and can be used to comment on other students' tests with a simple click.
Needless to say, we are pretty excited! When multiple choice isn't an option and students have to identify the answer in a text, you know this is an authentic assessment.
To get started, go to the LTA Toolkit and click "Classroom" in the sub-navigation. Then, click "Assessment." Click the pencil icon at the top right. This will allow you to start building your test.
Here is our tutorial videos to help you get started with class lists and classes.
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