Top 10 Reasons to Use Pear Assessment in Your Classroom
Discover the top 10 reasons why Pear Assessment (formerly, Edulastic), a trusted educational assessment platform, is a valuable tool for teachers, school leaders, and education coaches. From autograding to personalized support, Pear Assessment offers a range of benefits that enhance the teaching and learning experience.
Top 10 reasons to use Pear Assessment
We know that grading is time intensive! With Pear Assessment you can spend less time grading and more time teaching. Of Pear Assessment's 50+ Technology-Enhanced Item types, the majority will automatically score the question once the student hits the submit button. When looked at collectively, the time savings are jaw-dropping. Edulastic saved teachers over 274 years of grading over the ’20-21′ school year alone.
Autograding also provides you with the option to share immediate results with students or wait to share results until the entire class has complete the assignment. Either way, immediate insights are a win-win for everyone.
9) Instant Data
As a teacher, we understand it's your responsibility to monitor student progress. Pear Assessment's student reports enable teachers to view student progress in an organized dashboard. The dashboard helps teachers pinpoint which concepts or disciplinary core ideas need more instructional time. The dashboard can also quickly reveal which students might need additional support. With item and standards analysis already complete teachers save time on reports!
Admins also can have access to instant data! Pear Assessment Enterprise provides administrators with school and/or district-wide insights in addition to the tools to make, distribute, and review benchmark assessments with ease. This premium option grants administrators their own dashboard with student reports across classes and schools.
We know that teachers aim to align their assessments to their lessons and one size doesn’t fit all! Over 50+ tech-enhanced question types provide strong options for question delivery. Find and customize pre-written questions, write your own questions or mix-and-match. Deliver any type of assessment including formative, summative, and diagnostic assessments, or assign lessons to your students with Pear Assessment. Pear Assessment empowers teachers to truly craft their testing or worksheets in a way that provides the educational experience they want their students to have.
7) Item Bank
The bottom line is: The question item bank saves teachers time crafting questions. We understand that writing questions for an exam can take hours. Save time by drawing from more than 300,000 pre-written questions in our item bank. Pear Assessment's content partners and Spark premium bundles provide Educators the option to add on a large array of high-quality, pre-written questions including PARCC and SBAC-like questions. Quest is also available for schools or districts who want custom questions created for benchmarks or other purposes.
Options available to all Pear Assessment users include Pear Assessment Certified assessments and questions published by other educators publicly, within your district, or within your school. If you'd like, you can personalize pre-written questions and remix your own assignment to suit your classroom needs.
6) Syncs with Google Classroom and other tech tools
For a smoother digital experience, Pear Assessment integrates with a variety of platforms including Google Classroom, Google Docs, Microsoft Office 360, and Canvas. Google Classroom integration enables teachers to easily sync classes and share assignments with a single sign-on. Integration with Canvas, Schoology, Blackboard, and Moodle provides access to Pear Assessment assignments right within the LMS. These integrations provide a seamless learning experience for teachers and students alike!
5) User Friendly
Teachers are consistently telling us how Pear Assessment is user-friendly and intuitive. One teacher said, "I have been using it and [have] no need for a walk through as you have made it seamless and easy to use!" Our goal is for teachers to seamlessly navigate the platform and not waste time with technological glitches or poor website design. Because Pear Assessment has such great ease of use, some educators have even gone so far as to call it "fun!"
For anyone who does need a little extra help, the Teacher Training Hub can point you towards useful resources and there is in-app chat bubble.
4) Multimedia Capabilities
With Pear Assessment, teachers can create powerful learning experiences by incorporating videos, audio files, and images into their tests. Uploading multi-media is simple and can really spice up a test for students. Whether you are a math teacher looking to make algebra more interesting with a YouTube video or a science teacher looking to have student’s label a diagram of a cell, Pear Assessment’s multimedia capabilities allow teachers to make learning and tests more engaging and memorable learning experiences for students.
3) Collaborative community
Pear Assessment is full of creative and talented teachers. With teachers creating and sharing new assignments every week, the assessment library continues to grow. Teachers have the option to like, rate, and personalize pre-existing assignments, allowing stronger assignments to rise to the spotlight.
2) Personalized support
We care about our teachers and admins! Our ears are open and we are consistently working with our educator community to make the app the best it can be. Our team is available and supportive to user needs. We pride ourselves on our ability to serve our users with celerity, a great app, and great service!
1) Free for teachers
We've said it before and we're saying it now. Pear Assessment is for teachers. As a teacher, you can access the app and use it in your classroom for no cost. We stand by this and look forward to serving you for years to come!
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