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MARCH MADNESS - Preparing For High Stakes Assessments

Preparing For High Stakes Assessments - FSA/SSA/STARR/EOC exams


Penda Learning has over 800 activities that are written by teachers for teachers and are strategically aligned to national and state math and science content standards. Hence, Penda Learning is a natural choice when considering a supplemental resource for high-stakes assessment prep.

As a reminder, Penda activities can be browsed by standard, content area, grade, topic, or keyword search on our learning platform. Educators may also download an entire list of state-specific academic standards with aligned Penda activities, available in spreadsheet format, via the dashboard of their account.

Why Use Penda Learning For High Stakes Assessment Prep?

- Penda provides students with the opportunity to practice required standards that focus on relevant content needed to demonstrate grade-level mastery.

- Penda provides a strategic approach for test prep – students gain additional exposure to relevant content.

- Penda provides scaffolded activities that may be assigned based on a student’s level of readiness, including R, R+, RW, and RW+ activities.

- Penda offers students the opportunity to work at their own pace from school or home on any device with an internet connection.

- Students receive immediate feedback when completing Penda activities, including hints, tips, and “my progress” reports to provide a rapid feedback cycle.

- Students are challenged to improve their performance through Penda’s game mechanics - earning points, unlocking game features, customizing their avatar, challenging against 10 buddies or friends, class and student leader board.

- Penda provides an exceptional resource for districts, schools, and teachers to prepare students for high-stakes assessments. The toolkit below provides some contextual examples of how Penda may be used to ensure students are well prepared.

Preparing for High Stakes Assessments Through Penda's Continuous Improvement Model (6:44)