Curriculum Advantage, Inc. has announced the release of a significant update to Classworks, its network-based system of K-12 reading and mathematics curriculum and learning tools. Classworks Version 5.7 includes a universal import utility for processing test data and an improved benchmarking test, which gives teachers greater flexibility in assessing student proficiency on standardized skills, according to the announcement.
The new Classworks Benchmarking assessment includes 6,000 test items that can be assigned in whole units or by skill. Teachers now have greater flexibility when they create and assign tests measuring a student's understanding of entire units. Or teachers can assign quick assessments that can be administered at the beginning of a 50-minute class period, followed by a Classworks-generated learning plan the student works on for the remainder of the period.
This release also includes the fully-integrated OpenBook Anywhere content for English as a second language (ESL) students and English language learners and over 60 hours of algebra and pre-algebra activities.
There are a total of 8,600 learning activities in Classworks from dozens of educational software programs, all of which are correlated with National Education Standards in math and language arts. Classworks State Editions are further aligned to the learning standards of 15 states so that teachers can more closely tie their teaching to the core concepts and competencies prescribed by their state. For more information on state editions, visit the Curriculum Advantage Web page at http://www.curriculumadvantage.com.
Source: Curriculum Advantage, http://www.curriculumadvantage.com