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Close learning gaps early and build academic confidence with a comprehensive assessment solution

Get a clear picture of student understanding to close learning gaps early and build academic confidence with the Acuity Common Core 3–8 assessment solution. Acuity goes beyond traditional, multiple-choice assessment by helping teachers focus on concepts that more deeply measure student mastery of the Common Core. Using Acuity’s latest Common Core content and engaging instructional resources, including BrainPOP® videos, teachers can quickly understand student strengths and weaknesses and implement an effective instructional improvement and intervention plan.

 
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  • Four English Language Arts and Math diagnostic forms for each grade in 3–8
  • Common Core emergent and fully aligned items for Grades 3–8: over 11,000 ELA items and over 12,500 Math items
  • Performance Task Item Bank and Builder, and Rubric Building
  • Constructive-Response Items (fully aligned to the Common Core)
  • Item Authoring
  • Custom Test Building

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Acuity Reports, available online and in printable PDF formats, offer an in-depth but clear picture of student achievement throughout the year. Teachers, principals, and district administrators get a thorough analysis of student strengths and weaknesses, allowing strategic instructional improvement and intervention decisions to be quickly made.

Types of Acuity K–12 Reports

Student, Class, School and District Level Reports:

  • Assessment Reports
  • Cohort Group Reports
  • Growth Reports
  • Item Analysis Report
  • Longitudinal Reports
  • Matrix Report (Class only)
  • Portfolio Reports
  • Roster & Summary Report (Class, School and District only)
  • TerraNova Reports

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  • Over 1,000 Common Core digital instructional resources in ELA and Math for Grades K–12
  • Over 1900 engaging, animated and targeted English Language Arts and Math tutorials
  • Integrated BrainPOP Jr®., BrainPOP® and BrainPOP Español® videos for Math, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies
  • Easily assignable from popular Acuity reports, aligned to the Common Core
  • Supports individual, small-group or whole class instruction
  • Available for all skill levels in grades 3–8
  • A portion can be printed for off-line practice

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Create K–12 comprehensive assessments that accurately align to your pacing guides and curriculum to appropriately measure learning in your classroom.

  • Allows you to create your own custom assessments for early learners by selecting items and length of assessment
  • Provide intervention opportunities before it's too late
  • Target specific small-group or individual student instructional needs
  • Develop national and state standard specific items that can be shared amongst administrators and with your district

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Performance tasks allow for complex student demonstrations of achievement and learning and function as a model for seamlessly measuring deeper levels of student understanding so teachers can implement a more targeted, instruction and intervention plan.

  • Performance task and rubric building (create your own or use ones that have already been created)
  • Performance task item bank with age-appropriate performance items written to the Common Core
  • Students can upload their own performance task test file
  • Teachers can view student performance task responses in a rubric, enter score points and respond to students all online (no papers to carry home)

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Sample Performance Tasks

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Acuity's technology platform continues to rapidly evolve with new enhanced tools that easily allow districts to customize their Common Core assessment delivery and scoring needs.

  • Online, student response device, or traditional paper-pencil assessment (or a combination of all three)
  • Scalable technology platform ensures responsive online delivery
  • Support of student response devices eliminates need for computer labs, print and answer sheets
  • Common Core aligned-reports generated immediately
  • Performance Task delivery: students can easily upload their own item file
  • Performance Task scoring: online, teachers can view student responses in a rubric, enter score points and respond to students (no papers to carry home)

Acuity UnWired
Acuity UnWired is an easy-to-use client software application that immediately delivers student responses from eInstruction™, Qwizdom®, SMART Technologies™, and Turning Technologies™.

Student response devices help educators and administrators monitor student achievement on an ongoing basis:

  • Real-time capture of student responses
  • Educators can quickly and easily access results to adjust the pace of instruction
  • Available for use across multiple grade levels (K–12)
  • Engages and motivates students to achieve

CTB has been supporting student assessment needs for eighty-five years and can help devise a balanced assessment program that meets the specific needs of districts and schools.

From our online community, with over thirty-thousand members, who learn and share ideas with one another every day, to our step-by-step implementation program that will guide you from planning through delivery, our customer service and technical support teams are committed to supporting every and any district—large and small.

CTB/McGraw-Hill is dedicated to understanding your feedback as a way to continually improve and enhance the value and effectiveness of the Common Core Acuity K–12 balanced assessment solution.

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Acuity Common Core for Grades 3-8 Resources

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CTB Acuity: Technology for K-12 Common Core Assessment

Teachers at Eugene Field Elementary Turn Data Insights Into Fun Student Learning Activities with Acuity

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