“The way we evaluate student learning has advanced,” said William Zhou, CEO of Chalk, “and those schools who are only looking at one dimension will not keep up. Grades are not enough and summative only assessments leaves many of our kids behind and unable to participate in the future.”
TORONTO August 15, 2018
Chalk Education Inc. (Chalk), a leading education technology company, announced today the launch of the 2018 version of the Chalk Assessment solution. The solution allows the capture of summative, formative, diagnostic and behavioral assessments and observations – providing a complete record of student learning. Chalk Assessment improves student-teacher-guardian engagement, and ensures lines of communication are open and geared towards student learning and growth.
“The way we evaluate student learning has advanced,” said William Zhou, CEO of Chalk, “and those schools who are only looking at one dimension will not keep up. Grades are not enough and summative only assessments, as studies and practice have shown, leaves many of our kids behind and unable to participate in the future.”
Chalk Assessment builds on top of its free Markboard app which provides grade book capabilities for classroom teachers but expands beyond capturing only grades. The solution embeds standards-based grading across its online assessment, classroom observation, and student/parents academic ePortfolio capabilities. Combining these features with data and analytics reporting, education leaders are able to measures multiple aspects of student learning and achievement.
“Real-time feedback in the classroom is tremendously valuable to both the students and teachers,” says Dan Adiletta of Gilmour Academy. “I see the confidence and engagement in my students skyrocket when they can visibly see their grasp of an idea or topic which spurs them to want more. Connecting assessment to our curriculum and instruction practices through Chalk would allow us to focus on maximizing student learning and potential and make better decisions in the classroom.”
Chalk Assessment is built on the same technology as Chalk Curriculum, a solution that enables living curriculum aligned with standards and expectations, and Chalk Instruction, a solution that addresses new teacher onboarding and enables the coaching relationship between teachers and administrators. The overall Chalk platform provides transparency, traceability and the ability to derive meaningful analytics across content, delivery and results, which is the most effective way to understand and improve learning progression in the classroom.
More information about Chalk Assessment or other Chalk solutions can be found at: http://www.chalk.com/assessment
Chalk (http://www.chalk.com) is a K-12 education software company that utilizes data to help schools. Chalk connects the curriculum, instruction, and assessment process and provides real-time insights for educators to improve academics. From small, independent schools to large, national school networks, Chalk is behind the academic strategies influencing millions of students.
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