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January 2019 edition

In This Edition:

  • - Preparing For High Stakes Assessments - FSA/SSA/STARR/EOC exams
  • - On-Demand Teacher PD: Preparing for High Stakes Assessments Through Penda's Continuous Improvement Model
  • - Teacher Toolkit: High Stakes Assessment Prep
  • - January Student Usage Goal (8 Hours Total)
Preparing For High Stakes Assessments

Penda Learning has over 800 activities that are written by teachers for teachers and are strategically aligned to national and state math and science content standards. Hence, Penda Learning is a natural choice when considering a supplemental resource for high-stakes assessment prep.

As a reminder, Penda activities can be browsed by standard, content area, grade, topic, or keyword search on our learning platform. Educators may also download an entire list of state-specific academic standards with aligned Penda activities, available in spreadsheet format, via the dashboard of their account.
Why Use Penda Learning For High Stakes Assessment Prep?
  • Penda provides students with the opportunity to practice required standards that focus on relevant content needed to demonstrate grade-level mastery.

  • Penda provides a strategic approach for test prep – students gain additional exposure to relevant content.

  • Penda provides scaffolded activities that may be assigned based on a student’s level of readiness, including R, R+, RW, and RW+ activities.

  • Penda offers students the opportunity to work at their own pace from school or home on any device with an internet connection.

  • Students receive immediate feedback when completing Penda activities, including hints, tips, and “my progress” reports to provide a rapid feedback cycle.

  • Students are challenged to improve their performance through Penda’s game mechanics  - earning points, unlocking game features, customizing their avatar, challenging against 10 buddies or friends, class and student leader board.

  • Penda provides an exceptional resource for districts, schools, and teachers to prepare students for high-stakes assessments. The toolkit below provides some contextual examples of how Penda may be used to ensure students are well prepared.

On-Demand Teacher PD
Preparing for High Stakes Assessments Through Penda's Continuous Improvement Model
Preparing for High Stakes Assessments Through Penda's Continuous Improvement Model
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High Stakes Assessment Prep

We've prepared helpful information and guiding steps to save you time in planning and preparation. Implement a high stakes assessment prep / continuous improvement model with ease just by following our formula! 

Visit our High Stakes Assessment Prep toolkit to read further about the benefits of using Penda for high stakes assessment prep, how to do it, and contextual examples for district, school, and class implementation.
Student Usage Goal for January, 2019
and a look ahead to February, 2019

  • August - get students online & set goals: 30-minutes/week, 80%+ on all activities
  • September - 2 hours
  • October - 2 hours (4 hours total)
  • November - 2 hours (6 hours total)
  • December - 1 hour (7 hours total)
  • January - 1 hour (8 hours total)
  • February - 2 hours (10 hours total)
  • March - 1 hour (11 hours total)
  • April - 2 hours (13 hours total)
  • May - 2 hours (15 hours total)
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