3 Online Tools to Track Your Child’s Learning
In today’s widespread testing frenzy, there is a lot of misinformation. If it’s a test, there is no such thing as “standardized testing.” A standard—the principal piece of content that all schools teach—is not the same as standardized testing. There is something different about learning that is happening in a school, a state, a country, or a world. Individual students, though, will not achieve individual mastery levels on a test the same way that they will have individual mastery levels on a number of other things. It’s important for the person reading this article to understand this and to know that each test can give us valuable information on the kinds of things we should look for to measure progress in education. Many kids’ struggles are not caused by a lower ability—they’re caused by being coddled in school and being spoiled and falling behind because of it. At MindShift, we recognize the need to measure, support, and personalize learning, and we support the joy, excitement, and learnings that come with an education.
So is standardized testing the best way to find out how your child is doing? Not necessarily. In this article, you’ll discover three online tools that can tell you how your child is doing at different learning levels and the way that data about your child is growing over time.