Teachers typically listen to young children read aloud individually to assess their early literacy skills, but a new onlinereading assessment by NWEA aims to modernize this process by having students read text aloud from a computer screen or tablet and speak into a microphone to record their voices. The new MAP Reading Fluency assessment, part of NWEA’s Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), focuses on the “learning to read” process and uses voice recognition technology to collect data on an entire class of students in about 20 minutes. The adaptive assessment also measures comprehension by asking students questions about what they are reading. Teachers can review the data on a dashboard and play back a student’s recording as many times as they want in order to better identify where the child may need help.
Back to school may look a little different this year, but one thing hasn’t changed: teachers are still finding innovative ways to improve student learning and they need funding in order to execute their ideas. To help you fund your classroom dreams this year, we’ve compiled a list of funding opportunities for the classroom:
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