Biology Formative Tests
Our online biology tests and quizzes can be used as a formative assessment in-class or as homework. The formative assessments are small and very targeted, allowing you to learn exactly what a student has learned on a daily basis. The formative assessments are instantly graded and allow students to review which questions are correct or incorrect and each question provides helpful feedback giving hints to provide a learning opportunity. If a student does not master an concept, you can require or allow students to do the interventions for that assessment. Each test is aligned to the current high school biology science standards of California.
Included SubjectsScientific Method
Most students have access to a computer and the Internet at home. The simple task of taking these tests as homework, imparts knowledge. At the end of each quiz the student knows immediately which questions they missed and are given hints to each question, making the quiz a learning tool. Students are also told what concepts they know and what areas need improvement. Retaking the quiz does not repeat the same questions. By the time they pass the quiz with high grades, means they probably have learned the subject matter. Some students at home may take the test with an open book or notes. However, looking up the answers in the textbook as homework, is more inquiry based compared to the teacher giving them the answers.
High School Biology Assessments
All assessments are written at the level of a high school biology class. There are many types of rigorous questions that require students to apply their knowledge. The question types include multiple-choice questions, multiple-answer questions, vocab/matching questions, drag and drop questions, image based questions, and more. The computer grades all questions so students and teachers can see immediate results. Teachers can choose to use these online tests and assessments as their formative assessment tool, as homework, standardized test prep, or as a supplement to their current curriculum.
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Standards Based Formative Assessments
One of the main aspects of using a PLC common assessment is data analysis. Common Core Sciences' common assessments has many data analysis tools at a teacher's disposal. The computer does the grading and easy to understand organization of student data so the teacher can focus his or her time on implementing interventions. Teacher will have at their disposal every student score, overall class scores, how an individual student scores on a test or one concept in that test, how the class scored on one test or a concept within that test. Basically, this lets the teacher immediately know areas of weakness of their teaching and areas of strengths on a macro level and each individual student. It takes seconds for a teacher to know exactly where a student is struggling. Teachers can see how all their students did on each question and see how an individual student did on each question. All of this PLC data analysis is a very simple to use and yet provides critical information that empowers teacher to improve their teaching.
PLC Teacher Collaboration
When teachers meet with their PLT (Professional Learning Team), they can share how each of their classes performed on an individual question or an entire assessment. This takes a lot of time for teachers to prepare before they can have their PLC meeting and still only gives a teacher a very question specific or general idea of what their students learned. Common Core Sciences can generate this information within seconds and can give the teacher the in-between, which concept does their students not know. If a teacher was going to reteach something, they will reteach a concept not an individual question.
Common Core Sciences' common assessments should be used as a formative assessment, either in class or as homework. This should not replace check for understanding strategies that teacher use in class, but it can supplement those check for understanding strategies. A teacher can choose to allow students to retake any test to earn a higher score. Using our online assessments as PLC common assessments gives the teacher easy to understand data on where each student is weak. After teacher lead or using our intervention software, the student can retake the assessment.