Learning List has reviewed EduSmart’s STAARSmart, which is a stand-alone, criterion-referenced test bank that supports formative and summative assessment and test preparation activities. Test bank items address the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for science at grades 3-8 and math at grades 3-5. Test banks are available online and allow teachers to create customized assessments that address specific TEKS. Test bank items for Biology will be added soon. [Read more…]
Test bank items contain STAAR release items and publisher-created questions formatted to reflect the STAAR exam. Items include tags that indicate the TEKS Readiness, Supporting, or Foundation standards and the Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (Levels 1-3) addressed by each question. Teachers may select pre-made test bank items and/or create their own questions using a variety of formats, including multiple-choice, true/false, fill-in-the-bank, and matching. Instructional resources, such as tutorials, lessons, and review activities, are not provided.
EduSmart, developer of the EduSmart Science and EduSmart Math programs, is based in Austin, Texas. EduSmart provides standards-based digital teaching tools for the classroom that have been developed with a focus on the needs of the students and teachers. EduSmart programs’ research-based design and flexible format adapts easily to support all types of instructional models including direct instruction, cooperative learning, and inquiry-based instruction.
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