Learning List has reviewed Reasoning Mind’s STAAR Readiness, which is a supplemental online product that supports students in grades 3-8 in preparing for each grade’s STAAR mathematics exam. The program focuses on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) that are assessed at each grade level. Online tools allow teachers to create customized assignments to address individual student learning needs. [Read more…]
STAAR Readiness contains a variety of instructional, TEKS-aligned resources, including “STAAR Practice Tests,” “Modules” that provide remediation and review, and “Practice Problems” formatted to reflect the STAAR test. Each resource includes tools and supports that allow students to work independently and to monitor their own progress.
Reasoning Mind recommends that teachers use an initial Practice Test in order to benchmark students’ mastery of specific standards and readiness for STAAR testing. Teacher dashboards contain color-coded class rosters that enable them to quickly identify students who have mastered specific TEKS and those in need of intervention and support. Online tools enable teachers to individualize assignments by selecting certain students or groups of students to practice specific standards.
About Reasoning Mind*
Reasoning Mind is an education nonprofit with a mission to provide a first-rate math education for every child. The organization designs interactive, online blended learning programs for mathematics that develop students’ higher-order thinking skills, ignite their interest in math, and prepare them for advanced courses like algebra—the “gatekeeper” to college. In addition, Reasoning Mind offers ongoing professional development, training, and in-person support for teachers and administrators using its programs. With Reasoning Mind, students are engaged, teachers are empowered, and technology is leveraged to provide a world-class mathematics education.
*Information in this section is provided by or adapted from Reasoning Mind.
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