Assessment

MasteryConnect Launches Mobile Assessment App

MasteryConnect has launched a new mobile app that will allow teachers to take advantage of its digital assessment platform as they move around the classroom. At the same time, the company announced its new mobile evidence capture feature is in beta release.

The MasteryConnect platform is designed to help teachers identify a student's level of understanding of core academic concepts, allowing them to then personalize instruction for each student and each classroom. With the app, teachers will now be able to use iPads to gather in-the-moment formative data on the go and then use the data to match resources to individual student needs.

The new app's evidence capture capabilities will give teachers an accessible way to document student performance by uploading photographs and notes before tying them to assessments within the MasteryConnect interface.

MasteryConnect's platform can give immediate feedback, assessments, results and data that can lead to quick revision of teaching strategies. In the classroom, teachers can use MasteryConnect to measure each student's mastery of concepts, but also identify trends and outliers on a classroom scale. District administrators can use it to gauge academic performance across all grade levels.

Evidence capture enhances those capabilities by identifying student needs in real time. It is the first step in the company's plan to give teachers more ways to deliver artifacts of student learning to parents.

"This evidence capture provides teachers a clear, authentic view of student learning," said MasteryConnect Chief Learning Officer Trenton Goble. "It's a game changer for teachers as they document student learning and target interventions."

MasteryConnect is recruiting current users of its platform to participate in beta testing, with plans for a full rollout later this fall.

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Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.

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